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N.Y. State open government director rejects Sullivan’s blanket confidentiality claim

From RecordOnline.com:

MONTICELLO (October 23, 2012) – The Sullivan County Legislature was within its right to hold private presentations by bidders for its tourism-promotion contract, but the county’s refusal to disclose any part of the proposals has no basis in law, a state official said.

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Universities inconsistent on student privacy

From Press-citizen.com:

The Press-Citizen was one of several media outlets in August who made a public records request from the University of Iowa for the application records of James Holmes — the University of Colorado neuroscience student suspected of the July mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

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Editorial: More local compliance on FOI laws needed

From The Journal News

The public’s right to know how government operates — and how it spends taxpayers’ money — supersedes local laws that pledge “confidentiality” and aim to protect the “privacy” of public officials.

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