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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.
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?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Welcome to our new open government blog

Welcome to The Daily Gazette's new Your Right to Know blog, which I hope we can use to help shine the light on government activity. I hope we can make this an interactive forum. I'll share issues and ideas and updates on open government matters. And you can share your ...

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