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Archive for the ‘FOIA’ Category

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Mar

By: Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press, March 15, 2017 HELENA — Montana lawmakers are poised to foot the bill to defend a state senator who is being sued under the state’s public records act to release her emails. Earlier this month, a legislative committee inserted an amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill to allocate $100,000 […]

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18
Jan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels in Florida.  A review of consumer complaints filed with the Florida Attorney General’s Office reveals many of these companies have […]

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17
Jan

By: Daniel Stevens, Bakersfield Californian, January 13, 2017 Looking at President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, it appears the production of clean energy — like wind and solar — will not be a priority. Trump’s Energy Department nominee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has questioned whether top climate scientists are manipulating data, Secretary of State nominee Rex […]

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09
Jan

By: Jayme Fraser, Billings Gazette, January 8, 2017 HELENA — Dozens of Montana legislators, the governor and several top staff members often use personal email accounts to discuss government business, a practice criticized nationwide for circumventing public disclosure and threatening security. The recent presidential election put unprecedented focus on the use of personal email by […]

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21
Nov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2016 Photo: Getty Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI and Department of Justice seeking any criminal records regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.  Mr. Kushner is reportedly seeking a position in the White […]

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17
Nov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the California Attorney General to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels.  A review of consumer complaints filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) – which lacks jurisdiction to resolve these complaints […]

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13
Sep

Six Department of Transportation Officials in Google’s Revolving Door Internal emails and government records show Google used its influence in the Obama administration to push its vision for self-driving cars, enlisting White House officials and federal regulators to lobby state officials about rules that might have hindered its business plans. The company found a willing […]

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24
Aug

By: Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post, August 24, 2016 A wide-ranging group of government transparency advocates asked Congress on Wednesday to block new changes to the Freedom of Information Act requested by the Defense Department, saying that approving them would allow the Pentagon to “excuse itself from the hard fought and necessary reforms.” Read the […]

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29
Jul

By: Anne Weismann, Courier-Journal, 7/29/16 When it comes to pushing for legislation legitimizing discrimination against the LGBT community, all politics is not local. National organizations work hand in glove with local groups to craft and enact so-called “religious freedom” laws. A new report by my organization, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), documents coordination in Arizona, Texas, […]

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