By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — As debates swirl about tightening financial disclosure laws for the executive and legislative branches in Virginia, the judicial branch is being left out of the conversation.
But a new report from the Center for Public Integrity suggests Virginians shouldn’t forget the Virginia Supreme Court. Virginia is among 43 [...]
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Interested in snagging some public documents from Kansas State University?
Then get ready to take a trip back in time, because on campus in Manhattan, open records are a strictly 19th century affair.Read More →
hanks to his unpopular efforts to limit reporters’ rights and interrogation of private organizations, Sen. Dick Durbin is getting blasted in some unusual places.Read More →
By Eric Boehm and Earl Glynn | Watchdog.org
The “most transparent administration in American history” has won another victory for secrecy.
A three-judge panel in U.S. Appeals Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration on Friday in an open-records case dealing with White House visitor logs. The court ruled that the logs, kept by the U.S. [...]
In Virginia, everyone and everything from Terry McAuliffe to the commonwealth’s disclosure records system came under public scrutiny for not giving enough answers. For those who were vacationing, were too busy to pay attention, or just need a recap, here’s the 60-second version of this week’s news.Read More →