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Judge: FOIA suit against City of Norfolk can proceed

ACLU of Virginia lawyers representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presented arguments today in their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the City of Norfolk.


Sam Rasoul joins in formation of Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul joined other legislators in the General Assembly to co-found the Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus.


Cuccinelli puts AG office budget online for public review

Looks like somebody’s back hard at it in the office. Ken Cuccinelli, still attorney general for a few more weeks, today unveiled a program to put his office budget on the web for public inspection. The budget data is from July 2011 through the last complete quarter, September 2013.


Katherine McFate: Let the sun shine in on federal spending

In March, both the House and Senate passed budget plans. Now, President Obama has released his budget. The Congressional Budget Office and Office of Management and Budget will be scrutinizing each proposed new revenue increase, every proposed loophole and all program dollars snipped. The public is being told it must choose between Meals on Wheels for grandma or Head Start for toddlers down the street.


Virginia gets big fat ‘F’ on transparency report

State governments are largely doing a poor job delivering transparency and accountability to their citizenry. Meanwhile, statehouses remain ripe for corruption and self-dealing. This is the discouraging picture that emerges from the State Integrity Investigation, a first-of-its-kind, data-driven assessment of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms in all 50 states. In the ranking, not a single […]


Chris Graham: What do they have to hide?

City Council debates transparency, and transparency isn’t faring too well right now Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Let’s just say it like it is. Government is supposed to be of the people, by the people, for the people. I had no heartburn when the critics came out of the woodwork to criticize President Obama and […]