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Mark Mahoney's Your Right to Know
by Mark Mahoney

Your Right to Know

A Daily Gazette opinion blog
An interactive forum for readers on open government issues.
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Entire 2015 state payroll available online

Empire Center posts searchable data on government employee compensation
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Open Government Forum at SCCC tonight

Gazette to host Robert Freeman, 7 p.m. Taylor Auditorium
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Smart Cities Committee should be open to public

Board's actions will have significant public impact
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Gazette hosting open gov't forum Jan. 27 at SCCC featuring Bob Freeman

Bob Freeman, the state's top freedom of information official, to answer questions from government officials, public
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Vetoes a setback to transparency in NY

Governor used politics to thwart citizens' access to records
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Bills would reduce delays, legal costs in FOIL cases

Await governor's signature
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Niskayuna schools tweeting board meeting summaries

Actively reaching out to citizens is good open government policy
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Confidentiality agreements don't prevent disclosure

Just because a municipality agrees not to disclose information doesn't mean they legally can
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Legislative bills are easy to access

Get info about pending, approved state legislation online
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

State gets failing grade on transparency

Report finds public has difficult time getting information

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