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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.
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Watch casino decision live today

State to webcast decision on where casinos will be located
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Some details, but no documents in Garner chokehold death

A judge has released information about the grand jury proceedings in the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a New York police officer.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Failing grades for government websites

Study finds government and school websites lacking in providing information to public
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Read the Ferguson grand jury documents

Documents related to Michael Brown shooting available here
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

School Bond Act allocations online

State lists school districts and amount they'll receive
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

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