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New York City releases its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid

New York City releases its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid

New York City released its winning #AmazonHQ2 bid Monday night, the Wall Street Journal reported. The city launched a website dedicated to the new headquarters where it released the bid, the appendix with site details, the memorandum of understanding between the state, city, and Amazon, plus other documents and general information.

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#AmazonHQ2 and transparency: An ongoing post-mortem

#AmazonHQ2 and transparency: An ongoing post-mortem

More than a year after Amazon released its HQ2 RFP and weeks after it announced the winners, a majority of #AmazonHQ2 bids submitted to the company are still not public. MuckRock and other news outlets obtained many of those that are through public records requests - we break down what has and hasn’t been released.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: abuse in a Chicago hospital, overtime issues in Louisville, and political donations from the University at Buffalo employees

This week’s FOIA round-up: abuse in a Chicago hospital, overtime issues in Louisville, and political donations from the University at Buffalo employees

For this week’s FOIA round-up, a Chicago, Illinois psychiatric hospital faces federal defunding due to allegations of child abuse, the feds investigate mismanagement of Louisville Metro Police overtime funds in Kentucky, and students look into political campaign donations by State University of New York at Buffalo employees.

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Is there an ideal public records law among the 50 states?

Is there an ideal public records law among the 50 states?

The way you gain access to government records varies by state, but across the board requesters continue to face impediments in getting the docs. With 50 public records laws across the nation, which stand out as particularly good examples of how the process should work?

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Is a unified state public records law a solution to requester woes?

Is a unified state public records law a solution to requester woes?

With 50 different public records laws across the nation and varying opinions on what works, requesters continue to find themselves in a loop to grasp different guidelines. Yet, a former access officer turned transparency lawyer says one unified public records law could be relief requesters need.

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