New York State Committee on Open Government http://wamc.org en NY Town Board Rescinds Ban on Fracking Talk http://wamc.org/post/ny-town-board-rescinds-ban-fracking-talk <p>A town in New York’s Southern Tier has rescinded a gag order on public discussion of fracking during town board meetings. Two groups had sued the town, alleging violation of First Amendment rights. The Town Board denies liability.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:17:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 62848 at http://wamc.org NY Town Board Rescinds Ban on Fracking Talk Vox Pop : New York State Government Transparency with Robert Freeman : 7/24/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-new-york-state-government-transparency-robert-freeman-72412 <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under increasing scrutiny for practices that appear to contrast his campaign pledge of historic transparency.</p><p>Last week, <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/07/cuomo-pin-never-email-me">it was reported</a> that Cuomo does not use email for official correspondence, relying instead on proprietary blackberry pin-to-pin messages, which leave no paper trail.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 43855 at http://wamc.org