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Residents File 91a Suit Against the Brentwood Board of Selectman

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2015
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James Berlo and James Johnson have filed a suit in Rockinham County Superior Court. The suit outlines the complaint but I’ll paraphrase. Somehow the SAU 16 superintendent obtained a copy of a letter to be published in a taxpayer funded newsletter prior to the newsletter being published. Plaintiffs requested documents (emails) sent to the superintendent […]

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Right-to-Know inquiries help uncover corruption in Windsor, NH

by Steve MacDonald March 25, 2015
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By Steve Mac Donald | Watchdog Arena A group of residents in Windsor, New Hampshire became suspicious of the way the tiny town of roughly 200 residents was handling its finances.  Property taxes were the primary source of income, so the best way to uncover any irregularities was to request the most recent tax records. […]

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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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