New York State offices ignore freedom of information laws

Break the state’s laws, and a citizen can expect anything from a speeding ticket to an arrest warrant.

But when an agency within New York’s $118 billion state government fails to follow a portion of the state’s own open-records law, it leads to a much different result: nothing.

A study by this newspaper of 86 state agencies found 79 were not in compliance with that part of the Freedom of Information Law. Two-thirds of the agencies had not posted a subject matter list online at all. Continue>>>