RSA 91-A

Right To Know – when Government turns on the Citizens that own it

by Skip September 10, 2017

The ‘Grok chronicled the efforts of co-founder Doug Lambert and friend Tom Tardiff when the Belknap County Delegation wanted to hide how they voted for the new County Sheriff Wiggins.  When the Delegation voted in secret, the 91-A demand was given, and the Delegation refused.  It eventually went to court where Doug and Tom, pro […]

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RSA 91-A: Right to Know workshop with a South Korean contingent (Part 2)

by Ed Naile May 20, 2015

Following up on my earlier post, here are segments 3 & 4 of the RSA 91-a “Right To Know” workshop I gave to the South Koreans: Segment 3:

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q2 What happens if the Supremes rule against IRS subsidy rule?

by Skip November 13, 2014

The next question was on Obamacare – specifically the pending doom that that the US Supreme Court may deal to the IRS for writing its Obamacare tax subsidy rule directly counter to what the plain text of the Obamacare law states (tax subsidies are only to be given through State Obamacare Exchanges and not Federal […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1A Follow up: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

Following on Steve’s question to Bill O’Brien on the high cost of Right To Know requests, my follow on was concerning the case when government workers decide that they will obfuscate and delay getting that lawfully requested information – can the normal qualified immunity be stripped and they be made personally liable? Q1A:  RTKs by […]

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GrokTV: interview with Bill O’Brien – Q1: High cost of Right To Know for ordinary folks – what can be done?

by Skip November 12, 2014

“Winning is merely a precursor – it is what you do afterwards that is most important” And the NH Speaker of the House will have most to do regarding what is done.  Last night the GraniteGrok Editorial Board met with NH State Rep. Bill O’Brien, who is running for re-election for the NH Speaker of […]

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Notable Quote – Patrick Henry

by Skip October 25, 2014

Which means Transparency – something that is in short supply from the Obama Administration.  But as the Groksters have found out personally here in little NH, it is oft not to be found here either.  Obfuscation, delay, intolerance for NH Citizenry – and an attitude of “who are you to ASK ME to justify Govt […]

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Lakes Region Planning Commission – the Response (Part 1)

by Skip January 14, 2014

I did receive a response from the Lakes Region Planning Commission Executive Director, Jeffrey Hayes: Hi Mr. Murphy: Thanks for your request. Please fill out and return the attached to facilitate processing of your request. Thanks. Jeff Pretty much it.  Oh, and he included a PDF form; you can see it here. I have also […]

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A RSA 91-A request for certain materials from the Lakes Region Planning Commission

by Skip January 13, 2014

Once again, GraniteGrok has embarked on another citizen journalism project – a request to the Lakes Region Planning Commission (“LRPC”) for certain materials between it and other governmental agencies, especially those funded by taxpayer monies.  There has been much discussion about the nine RPCs here in NH – we are asking for materials so that […]

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GrokWATCH: Right To Know Request – Water Sustainability Commission – Update 3

by Skip August 14, 2012

I ended the last dispatch with this: “Guess how long it took to get a response???” Answer:  10 days simply to have an email recognized and returned (emphasis mine): On 8/12/2012 11:11 PM, John A. Gilbert wrote: Mr. Murphy With this email I am acknowledging receipt of your August 2, 2012 Right to Know request.  […]

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GrokWATCH: Right To Know Request – Water Sustainability Commission – Update 2

by Skip August 14, 2012

As I said yesterday, I had requested a contract between the State of NH and Water Sustainability Commission / Synchrony Advisors, LLC, but was informed that there was none.  So, on August 2, I asked for additional information from Synchrony Advisors, LLC as to the WSC’s activities, especially their financial ones.  Note the time stamp […]

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BE BREITBART: DoIT Right To Know Request : Outbound Internet traffic summarizations – Update 2

by Skip April 30, 2012

Well, I would say that the response we had when Ms. Gretchen Hamel (Administrator!) emailed Letter arrived could be described amongst us “Techi Groksters” was a “really, you expect us to believe that this is difficult?”.  After all, amongst us, we have a handful of degrees and upwards of 75 years of technical experience and […]

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BE BREITBART: DoIT Right To Know Request : Outbound Internet traffic summarizations – Update 1

by Skip April 28, 2012

Last week, we sent in our second RSA 91-A Right To Know request concerning the Government records that summarized the websites that State of NH employees had gone to: We hereby request,  in electronic digital form (in order to minimize time and cost on behalf of DES and DoIT), those records bolded in the above […]

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BE BREITBART: Update 5: Right To Know Request – IT and HR records for NH DES employee, Richard de Seve – RTK responses from the State of NH DES.

by Skip March 28, 2012

Well, Monday the “RTK Dude” from the State of NH Department of Environmental Services (“DES”) gave me a call to let me know that we had “incoming” from  to our Right To Know Request concerning Mr. Richard de Seve (apparently, we have helped his Google ranking – or our’s concerning him) activities and the State’s […]

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