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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.

Cuomo signs bill cutting FOIL delays

Legislation would reduce amount of time governments could stall release of public documents

Check your voting status, polling place

Check online for reminders about voting districts, poll places

Who's bankrolling the candidates?

State and federal websites offer details on candidate donations, spending

Feds behind on electronic information requests

No reason for agencies not to accept FOIA requests by email

Jolie-Pitt divorce papers: Wouldn't be available in New York.

New York restricts public access to divorce, birth, death records

Search restaurant inspections online

State Health Department maintains database of restaurant inspection reports

Critical reports available online

Federal and state audits of economic development programs posted on government websites

Track horse deaths, injuries online

State Gaming Commission maintains searchable website

Contact your lawmakers about their pay raise

Voice your views on legislative pay raise

FOIA: Better, but still lacking

New bill improves federal Freedom of Information Act, but more needs to be done

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