HB 646 – An Act “Making Public Information a Luxury Item”

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2015
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With regard to HB646, “An Act allowing public bodies or agencies to charge for the costs of retrieval of public records under the right-to-know law,” the question before the General court should be this: does this bill improve the presumed right of equal access by taxpayers to public documents? The Answer is no.  HB646 would […]

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Franklin NH – The Most Expensive Voter Checklists in the State?

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2012

I just got confirmation that the clerk for Franklin New Hampshire requires not just $75.00 for the complete citywide voter checklist used for the election, but another $75.00 for the updated checklist after all the new names have been added. My udder is sore just thinking about it.  Is this where I say that having […]

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Mr. Lynch Does The Right Thing

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2010

You might have missed this. The Governor just vetoed HB 53. HB 53 was a bill proposed by Kimberly Casey (D-Rock 11) and Jim Garrity (D-Rock 6).  Both of them should be run out of the state for even proposing it. In short, it would alter 91-A (Right to know law) by redefining what a public body […]

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