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by Mark Mahoney

Your Right to Know

A Daily Gazette opinion blog
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Economic development group opens its meetings

Group overseeing SUNY Poly, Buffalo Billions agrees to be more transparent

First emails on federal bills come in

Citizens can get updates on federal laws via email

Sunlight Foundation helps link Congress, President to people

Government transparency advocate eases access to information

Prison escape report is fascinating. Read it here.

Inspector general details last year's Dannemora prison escape

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

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