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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Stop Sneak Provision To Derail Charter Openness

    Stop Sneak Provision To Derail Charter Openness
    The day before the General Assembly's session adjourned, lawmakers voted in overwhelming numbers to make it clear that charter schools and their management companies are subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act — just like traditional...
  • Manchester Police Installing New Video Recorders In Cars

    Manchester Police Installing New Video Recorders In Cars
    MANCHESTER — No decision has been made on the use of police body cameras, but the department has started installing patrol car video recorders that can store and transmit images from officer-worn cameras. The "dash cams" that the department has...
  • Private prisons profit from immigrant quotas, critics charge

    Every day, federal officials are obligated to pay to hold 500 immigrants behind bars at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach to meet a contract with the for-profit prison, according to a report released on Thursday by independent watchdog...
  • Woman accused of 'credit washing' at Vernon Hills credit union

    Woman accused of 'credit washing' at Vernon Hills credit union
    A Chicago woman has pleaded not guilty to numerous counts of financial fraud related to a series of transactions at Baxter Credit Union in Vernon Hills. Tatiana P. Green, 27, of the 1200 block of Kostner Avenue, Chicago, is charged with two counts of...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on tracking dangerous prisoners with microchips. June 16 Reinforced concrete walls, razor wire, electrified fencing, alarm systems,...
  • Residents file petition against Pittsylvania County board

    A group of Pittsylvania County residents says the county's agricultural development board violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act by not letting the residents attend a meeting. The Danville Register & Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1CdwLuC ) the...
  • Chemical tanks, beer, Teach for America: 47 new W.Va. laws

    Starting Friday, West Virginia will make life easier for craft brewers, many chemical tank owners and people who want to teach without a formal education background under laws taking effect this week. Many bills that passed on the final night of the...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • 3 fired Dan Rutherford employees threaten suit over back pay

    3 fired Dan Rutherford employees threaten suit over back pay
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...