City attorney’s office makes claims costly to review

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Claims against the city can often tip the public to problems or trends, but it is now more difficult to view them.

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University silent on 9/11 exhibit after students snub moment of silence

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Education, Minnesota, Transparency  /  No Comments

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

“We are deeply disturbed by this development,” said John Hodge, Tunnel to Towers Foundation chief of operations in a November 16 letter to UOM President Eric Kaler. “The rejection of that resolution engenders a real question: Is the legacy of 9/11 retribution, hatred, and fear? Because the people who were actually there live a different legacy.”

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Legislators put rogue education agency on the spot at hearing

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Accountability, Education, Minnesota, News, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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”It is absolutely deplorable that nobody can tell my clients, after 10 years of applying for licensure, what are the requirements for licensure,” said Rhyddid Watkins, an attorney representing 20 out-of-state teachers. “What do I need to do to get licensed in Minnesota? Apparently, there’s not a single person able to tell them that.”

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Vermont nearly flunks government integrity test

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A national watchdog group that rates states on public accountability says Vermont is doing a bad job when it comes to good government.

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Mississippi attorney general awards large legal contracts to contributors

By   /  October 28, 2015  /  Mississippi, Open Records, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments


Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood has rewarded contributors to his campaign and to a 527 group that is his biggest donor with lucrative contingency fee litigation contracts.

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