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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.

Empire State Development delays report on Start-Up NY

Report on job production for economic development program more than two months overdue

Open NYRA meetings, records to public

As part of privatization plan, state should require racing board to adhere to open government rules

Council can discuss police, not mayor, at meeting

The City Council is meeting behind closed doors today to discuss mayor car chase

City should release video tape of assault

Video tape should be released to company that shot it

Filing a FOIL request: A lesson

How to file a Freedom of Information Law request

Sunshine Week: Share your stories and concerns

Week dedicated to open government starts today

A "work session" is just a meeting

No distinction between types of public meetings, regardless of purpose

Entire 2015 state payroll available online

Empire Center posts searchable data on government employee compensation

Open Government Forum at SCCC tonight

Gazette to host Robert Freeman, 7 p.m. Taylor Auditorium

Smart Cities Committee should be open to public

Board's actions will have significant public impact

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