Right-to-Know Bill Passes in N.H. House

Concord — A bill to create a right-to-know ombudsman and citizens’ commission received initial approval in the House on Thursday, advancing an effort that supporters say will make it easier to resolve disputes over records requests. Senate Bill 555 would establish an office of an ombudsman, appointed by the governor and executive councilors, who could…

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New Hampshire senator leads charge to strengthen state’s right-to-know law

A state senator has introduced legislation to overhaul the right-to-know law in New Hampshire, a state that has been ranked almost dead last in giving its citizens access to public records. Sen. Bob Giuda, R-Warren, introduced the legislation last month after chairing a study commission charged with simplifying the appeal process for citizens seeking records…

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 15, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

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Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award recipient chosen: The Telegraph of Nashua

From Union Leader: MANCHESTER — The Telegraph of Nashua will be honored next month with the Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award for its continuing series of stories focusing on just how accessible Nashua area government is to the public.

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The newspaper will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the 11th annual Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication’s First Amendment Awards at the Executive Court Conference Center in Manchester. Featured speaker for the luncheon event will be George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.

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Telegraph argues public’s right to know outweighs Spader’s right to privacy

From The Telegraph: Sometimes it seems like every part of Steven Spader’s twisted life is public.

We know what he did the night of Oct. 4, 2009 on Trow Road in Mont Vernon. We know he bragged about the brutal murder, planned it meticulously, we know he said he wanted to kill again. We know he was adopted and became a Boy Scout and, at one point, enjoyed acting in school plays.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for April 26, 2013

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

 

New Mexico court nixes damages against NM attorney general

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