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State audit: State DOT failed to respond on-time to FOIL requests

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Here is another example of how bad NY laws are. In NY, if your Freedom of Information Law request is denied or if your local government violates the Open Meetings Law, you have a four-month deadline to sue.
Four months is amazingly short, and many cases are dismissed because of this. In 40 states, there is either no deadline at all, or you have more than four months to sue.
See for yourself through the link above. Another reform that is needed.

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Paul is the founder of the NY Coalition For Open Government and has truly loved seeing it become what it is today and is excited about its future growth.

As an attorney for 32 years, he is a partner in the law firm of Berzer & Wolf. Prior to his private law practice, Paul served in several government positions with the Buffalo Common Council, Buffalo Housing Authority, and Erie County.

When he is not practicing law and doing open government stuff, Paul enjoys spending time with his spouse, Cheryl, and his three children, Michael, Joseph, and Julia. Paul resides in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo.

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