State offices ignore freedom of information laws

Number 27043
Subject FOIA
Source Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.)
State New York
Year 2014
Publication Date March 16, 2014-May 17, 2014
Summary Through a comprehensive survey involving more than 80 state open records requests, the Press & Sun-Bulletin conducted a first-of-its-kind examination of compliance by New York's state agencies with part of the state Freedom of Information Law that is intended to let the public know what records are kept by various agencies. The newspaper documented 79 of 86 agencies, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, were not complying with the law. The story led to immediate and ongoing corrective action.
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Keywords state and public records, FOIA
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