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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Fired Rutherford employees seek back pay, threaten lawsuit

    Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs...
  • Zion settled to avoid sordid, public divorce from Lake County Fielders

    Zion settled to avoid sordid, public divorce from Lake County Fielders
    In a turgid 3,752-word divorce decree, the city of Zion and the owners of a sort-of professional baseball team that had not played a game in four years announced the irreconcilable dissolution of their marriage last week. We stayed together for the...
  • Va. council rejects Freedom of Information Act penalty

    A state council has rejected a proposal to add a criminal penalty to Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1EZE4Gj ) reports that the state's FOIA Council dismissed the proposal on Wednesday. The Virginia House of...
  • Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted narrowly late Wednesday to start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, although proceeding on a cautious path that would buy the state more time to sort out complicated legal issues. The Senate...
  • BP oil spill linked to Gulf dolphin die-off, study says

    Scientists looking into the longest-running dolphin die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico say that oil from the BP drilling disaster likely played a "significant" role in killing many of them. In a study published Wednesday, a team of researchers...
  • FOIA Council: No on making open records violations a misdemeanor

    FOIA Council: No on making open records violations a misdemeanor
    Virginia won't be adding criminal penalties to its Freedom of Information Act any time soon. The state's FOIA Council shot that proposal down Wednesday afternoon without even needing to send it to a subcommittee for study. House Bill 2223, from Del....
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her...
  • Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016

    Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016
    HARTFORD — The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a revised bill that would delay the pace of building a new tribal casino and also require a second approval vote that could be pushed into next year. Senate leaders expect the bipartisan...
  • Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit

    Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit
    The Illinois General Assembly needs to pass a strengthened version of a pending bill that would privatize some of the state's economic development functions. By creating a private nonprofit to promote job creation statewide, Illinois hopefully will gain...
  • Questions about Hillary Clinton emails won't go away; 'I want those emails out,' she says

    Questions about Hillary Clinton emails won't go away; 'I want those emails out,' she says
    The debate over Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email‎ account while secretary of State, which has dogged her presidential campaign for more than two months, shows no sign of going away. In a court filing Monday, State Department officials...
  • Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails

    Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her...