Contract Renewals Will Funnel Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to Heidi Group, Which Lost Earlier Funding for Failing to Meet Contracted Responsibilities
Tar Creek open records lawsuit is allowed to move ahead after judge tosses out AG Mike Hunter’s request
"An Oklahoma County judge on Friday rejected a request by Attorney General Mike Hunter to throw out an open records lawsuit that seeks to make public a state audit that uncovered an alleged conspiracy against the state but was sealed several years ago."
National ethics group calls for investigation of Utah Rep. Mike Noel ‘for failing to disclose conflicts of interest’
"Utah Rep. Mike Noel’s apparent failure to disclose significant land holdings worth $1.2 million near and in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has prompted a formal ethics complaint and an inquisitive letter from a Democratic congressman to the Interior Department."
Government Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Utah State Rep. Michael Noel for Violating Conflict of Interest and Anti-Nepotism Laws
On February 20, 2018, CfA called on Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to open an investigation into Utah State Representative Michael Noel (R-Kanab) for failing to disclose conflicts of interest, making false or deceptive statements, misusing public money, and violating anti-nepotism rules.
"Last November, Watchdog group Campaign for Accountability filed a legal complaint against the Attleboro Women's Health Center for posting deceptive information on their website - after women reported being misled when seeking an abortion. The center took down the information shortly after the complaint was filed with Attorney General Maura Healy's Office."
"The dispute is about whether a watchdog group may obtain correspondence between a Kennesaw State University professor and a payday lending group that commissioned the university to conduct a study. The group, which calls itself the Consumer Credit Research Foundation, publishes reports favorable to the industry."
"The Lester letter could play a crucial role in a pending open records lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court. Both the auditor's office and Campaign for Accountability, a Washington D.C.-based group, have argued that Pruitt's decision to release the audit to Lester in 2014 grants them the authority to release it to the general public."
Georgia Supreme Court to Hear Open Records Case against Payday Lending Group that Bankrolled Favorable Academic Study at Georgia University
On February 1, 2018, CfA announced that the Supreme Court of Georgia is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Monday, February 5, 2018, in CfA’s case against the Consumer Credit Research Foundation, a payday lending nonprofit that funded a favorable academic study by a professor at Kennesaw State University.
"Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones has responded through his attorney to an Open Records Act (ORA) lawsuit regarding the Picher buyout filed by a Washington DC watchdog group Campaign for Accountability (CfA)."
"Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones has asked a court to order him to release an audit that the attorney general wants to keep confidential."