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Riverhead supervisor announces new online access to Town Board meeting documents

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Riverhead supervisor announces new online access to Town Board meeting documents Tim Hubbard as the newly elected supervisor for the town of Riverhead located in Long Island has made some good changes regarding the public’s access to information. The town will be posting meeting agendas with documents online Friday for meetings scheduled to occur on a […]

Adirondack Daily Enterprise – Hochul’s budget fails to address one big issue

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise – Hochul’s budget fails to address one big issue Gov. Kathy Hochul revealed her executive budget on Tuesday. This massive $233 billion spending plan includes packages to address everything from the housing crisis to swimming pools, but left out one of the state’s major problems: Government transparency. The Author Paul is the […]

Press Release – Governor Hochul Failed To Address New York State’s Open Government Crisis

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Governor Hochul Failed To Address New York State’s Open Government Crisis Download Press release as PDF When Governor Hochul first took office in 2021, she promised a new era of government transparency. She committed to restoring New Yorkers’ faith in their government by improving transparency and increasing government accountability. The New York Coalition For Open Government has […]

The Altamont Enterprise – The best way to build trust is through transparency

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The Altamont Enterprise – The best way to build trust is through transparency Elected officials should begin 2024 by conducting the public’s business in an open and transparent way. To show their commitment to open government, elected officials serving on a village board, town board, city council, or a county legislature should introduce and pass […]

Political Post – Those Council Pay Raises

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Political Post – Those Council Pay Raises The New York Coalition For Open Government has filed a lawsuit to stop pay raises that the Mayor of Buffalo and City Council illegally approved for themselves. The case has been assigned to Erie County Supreme Court Judge Craig Hannah. Investigative Post reports that Hannah served as legal counsel […]

Observer Today – Open government group unveils “Naughty and Nice List”

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Observer Today – Open government group unveils “Naughty and Nice List” The New York Coalition for Open Government has released its annual holiday season “Naughty and Nice List.” No one from Chautauqua County made the list, but some Western New Yorkers did. Here’s some highlights of the list. The Author Paul is the founder of the […]

City and State NY -NYC reporters cannot lose ‘the Shack’ at One Police Plaza

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City and State NY – NYC reporters cannot lose ‘the Shack’ at One Police Plaza In addition to encrypting their police scanner so that the media does not have access to it the New York City Police Dept. is kicking reporters out of the space they have utilized since 1973 inside police headquarters. The Author […]

Post Star – Moreau, Developer considering legal action over potential meeting violation

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Post Star: Moreau, Developer considering legal action over potential meeting violation “Schermerhorn’s attorney, Allyson Phillips, a partner at Young/Sommer, LLC. said she believes that the Moreau Town Board did not advertise a resolution long enough in advance of the meeting before voting on it during its Dec. 21 meeting. This could mean the vote taken […]

Daily Freeman – Newly elected Hurley clerk resigns

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Daily Freeman – Newly elected Hurley clerk resigns Interesting meeting in Hurley, NY (Ulster County), involving multiple resignations and an improper executive session. We see this over and over, it is improper to hold an executive session to discuss filling a vacancy on a town board. The Author Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition […]