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by Mark Mahoney

Your Right to Know

A Daily Gazette opinion blog
An interactive forum for readers on open government issues.
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Data on racehorse deaths available online

State publishes information about the deaths of racehorses at New York tracks
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Secret memo on drone killing released by feds

A federal court released a previously secret document in which the Obama administration justified killing Americans in a drone strike
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NY is tops in teacher salaries

New York tops the list of states with the highest average public school teacher salaries.
Monday, May 19, 2014

Info about nonprofits available online

Climate change opinion piece prompted questions about the organization that wrote it
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Congress considering return to hidden airfares

The industry is pushing to turn back the clock on accurate airfare listings
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Report: Cuomo's staff hides public info in private emails

Investigative journalism site finds violations of Freedom of Information Law by staffers
Monday, May 5, 2014

No secret emails on block grants after all

City council president says council will discuss requests in public tonight
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Death cocktails a secret in some states

Some death row inmates aren't entitled to know what drugs are being used to kill them
Monday, April 28, 2014

Schools hide buyout deals from taxpayers

It's a fairly common practice for school districts to offer buyout packages to superintendents who have worn out their welcome before the expiration of their contracts. It's happened most recently in the Niskayuna and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville districts. These buyout deals cost taxpayers thousands of dollars in salary payouts and health ...
Friday, April 25, 2014

Email exchange over block grants

Can the Schenectady City Council submit recommendations on CDBG grants via email?

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