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Pension probe: Does the public have a right to know, or will New Jersey authorities keep lieutenant governor’s secrets forever?
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Should New Jersey officials be allowed to keep forever secret a criminal investigation on alleged corruption involving a prominent elected official?
Or does the public have a right to know what the state found – and how authorities handled a probe rife with conflicts of interest?
Those questions are at the [...]
By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
WABASHA — It may not rise to the level of the NSA surveillance scandal, but each week more cases alleging privacy breaches by police and government employees snooping into Minnesotans’ personal driver license data without cause come to light and go to court.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety database contains personal information such [...]
By Earl F Glynn | WatchdogLabs.org
Feel free to add the selective government shutdown to the ever-growing list of excuses for the Obama administration to keep the public from learning how its government does its business.
With the federal government closed, most agencies notified the public that websites would not be updated or monitored, but some took [...]
By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE — A long-running court case surrounding an alleged fake documentary that aired on New Mexico’s largest Public Broadcasting System affiliate will continue.
Judge Nan G. Nash on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys for KNME-TV and other defendants in a case that has dragged on for six years.
“The judge [...]