Portsmouth, We Have a Problem

by Ed Naile Jim Splaine and RSA 91-A – again. Assistant Mayor of Portsmouth, NH, Jim Splaine, is in a self-created Right-to-Know jam. As an advocate for openness in government for as long as New Hampshire has taken the issue seriously, he should know the ropes as well...

A Word from Donna Green, Right-to-Know Supreme Court Victory

Right-to-Know Supreme Court Victory Our state’s Right-to-Know Law became more robust on April 19. That’s when the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that public bodies must, if requested, provide documents in electronic format when...

Sri Lanka and the Right to Know

by Ed Naile The country of Sri Lanka is in the process of adopting a “Right to Know Law” by an act of Parliament. http://www.ucanews.com/news/sri-lankas-right-to-information-bill-nears-reality/75607 It will be a first for this small country where journalists have been...

Sunshine Week Testimony

David Saad likens fighting for right-to-know requests to be fulfilled to going through the five stages of grief. When private citizens fight for transparency in their local and state government, that fight is often protracted, difficult and expensive. It can also get...

Coach Metzler – Battered Up!

by Ed Naile Welcome to NH Coach Metzler! Now maybe its time you waddled back to Massachusetts. Obviously in over his shaved head, Coach Metzler has both of them in the proverbial wringer this month. First he thought he could create an “new” NH Right to Know Law that...