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Lucy Parsons Labs sues Chicago over refusal to release #AmazonHQ2 proposal

Lucy Parsons Labs sues Chicago over refusal to release #AmazonHQ2 proposal

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.”

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A round-up of the #AmazonHQ2 bids that didn't make the cut

A round-up of the #AmazonHQ2 bids that didn’t make the cut

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.

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Only four out of the 20 #AmazonHQ2 finalists have released their bids to MuckRock

Only four out of the 20 #AmazonHQ2 finalists have released their bids to MuckRock

The growing global retailer Amazon has announced the 20 finalists for its challenge to secure homefield rights for its second headquarters. We take a look at the responses to our requests for those areas.

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Which cities are refusing to share their #AmazonHQ2 bids - and why

Which cities are refusing to share their #AmazonHQ2 bids - and why

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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Worcester, Massachusetts spent nearly on $10,000 on a promotional video for its #AmazonHQ2 bid

Worcester, Massachusetts spent nearly on $10,000 on a promotional video for its #AmazonHQ2 bid

With so much competition for Amazon’s second home, cities across the country are shelling out to stand out. In a request for HQ2 bids, Worcester Economic Development revealed they spent $9,800 to produce a promotional video for their headquarter proposal.

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