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Last Thursday, MuckRock, along with Boston Hassle, held our first ever Public Internet Potluck There were lots of opportunities for those who came to get involved in local community activism, as well as organizational swag and plenty of reading material.
Digital rights and transparency advocacy group Lucy Parsons Labs filed suit last week against the city of Chicago, stating that the Mayor’s Office refusal to release documents regarding the city’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters constituted a “willful violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.”
Early last year, we submitted non-discrimination policies regarding transgender students to all 50 states Department of Education as well as a few major cities across the U.S. We received 50 very different responses, varying from merely suggested policies to fully formed plans with structure and consequence.
As the hype grows around the #AmazonHQ2 finalists announced last week, it’s worth perusing the proposals that didn’t make the cut to get a sense of what cities across America were offering.
Since launching our project to hunt down every proposal Amazon received for its second headquarters, we’ve found that a number of cities were more than happy to share what they’re offering to lure in the tech giant. A growing number, however, aren’t so keen and are keeping their bids hidden in a shroud of exemptions. Here’s a look at which cities rejected our request and why.
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|Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Notice||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services||Kentucky|
|Office of the Governor Electronic Communications||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Office of the Governor of Kentucky||Kentucky|
|Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services Notice||Withdrawn||Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services||Kentucky|
|Eubanks & Marshall, P.S.C. of Louisville License||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services||Kentucky|
|University of Louisville Hospital "Transfer Agreeements"||Fix Required||University of Louisville Hospital||Louisville, KY|
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|City codes||Completed||Boston Police Department||Boston, MA|
|Right to Observe and Record||Completed||Boston Police Department||Boston, MA|
|CVE Grant Submission (Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security)||Completed||Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security||Houston, TX|
|Non-discrimination policies||Completed||Georgia Department of Education||Georgia|
|City codes||Completed||Somerville Police Department||Somerville, MA|