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Nursing Transparency in Former Soviet Republics

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Kenneth F. Bunting

In this email response to the director of a freedom of information NGO in the Republic of Georgia, Giorgi Kldiashvili, civic-minded and engaged Americans may see little that is new to them. But, perhaps, it will serve as a reminder about the derivation of some of our precious freedoms.

LA Supervisors, With Governor, Violate Open Meetings Law

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

This disrespectful scoff at the legal requirements for transparency occurred in the most populous county in the nation's most populous state. And, as reported in the largest newspaper in the western U.S., there was nothing to indicate even a scintilla of remorse, outrage or apology.

D.C. Council Has Security Remove Reporters From Meeting

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The cranky relationship between some District of Columbia officials and the local press corps became more cantankerous on Thursday when ...

Sunshine Week: The Forecast is Mostly Cloudy

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth F. Bunting

Open government laws, in state after state, are being damaged and weakened, with increasing frequency, by new exclusions, loopholes and crazy exemptions that promote more secrecy and a lot less transparency.

Governor, Legislature Holding Closed Meetings Despite Reform Message

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn and the top legislative leaders strode down a stairwell and into a Capitol hearing room for a private meeting with the H...