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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.
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Feds want PR officers involved in FOIA decisions

Politics being codified in federal information-request process
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

State has new website

Lots of things to download, but you have to search for public information
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

FOIL turns 40

The state's Freedom of Information Law is 40 years old. A look at its past, present and future.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Should suspended officer's name be released?

Saratoga County sheriff won't release name of officer suspended after traffic stop
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Government websites offer insight into spending, waste

A report in the Washington Post illustrates how government websites can be a great source of information about how governments spend our taxpayer money
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Whose money is supporting the candidates?

State and federal elections boards let citizens know, on easily searchable websites, who's contributing to political campaigns
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

SDEIS for Mohawk Harbor project now online

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Mohawk Harbor project, with casino and marina added, now available online
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

No RSVP needed for public meetings

NYRA violated Open Meetings Law by requiring advanced notice
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

Schenectady posts dangerous dog cases on city website

Schenectady residents can view list of dangerous dog incidents online
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Data on racehorse deaths available online

State publishes information about the deaths of racehorses at New York tracks

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