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Archive for June 20th, 2006

How to buy influence: the ex-Senator version

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John B. Breaux is the former Democratic senator from Louisiana who left that august body in 2005 after not seeking re-election in 2004. But he lingers on. Or, rather, his money and its influence lingers on.

Read on. Dessert’s at the end. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 20, 2006 at 4:42 pm

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A better FOI law ahead for New York state?

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New York’s state Legislature, not necessarily known as a benefactor of John and Jane Q. Public, has done something right for a change. Both chambers have passed a bill that would strengthen the state’s freedom of information law.

If you’re looking for a public document that reveals a no-bid sweetheart contract or an underhanded, devious land deal, the state FOI law — assuming Gov. Pataki signs the bill into law — would penalize government officials who put roadblocks in your path. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 20, 2006 at 3:29 pm

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