U.S. Attorney Damian Williams became the fifth head of the Manhattan Federal prosecutors' office in as many years, following a period of unstable turnover in the office and a sense of a loss of faith in the U.S. Dept. of Justice. U.S. Attorney's Office/SDNY/Public Domain

Letter From New York : Ethical questions stemming from the Bill de Blasio-Eric Adams transition at City Hall serve up a first test for U.S. Attorney Damian Williams

Damian Williams was sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney to great fanfare. He has been forced to confront ethical questions related to the Bill de Blasio-Eric Adams transition at New York City Hall.

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After New York City missed the Omicron outbreak, the Government’s lockstep acts to deny the public release of pandemic data become clear

The Government is making it difficult to collect, report, and disclose pandemic data as the Omicron variant spreads without control.

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20 Agencies account for over 66 per cent. of FOIL Appeals, according to NYS Committee on Open Government report

Just 20 Government Agencies in New York State are responsible for over 66 per cent. of FOIL Appeals, Committee on Open Government data show.

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With a promise of transparency as her “hallmark,” Gov. Hochul has far to go to ensure truly open Government in New York

Though Gov. Kathleen Hochul has promised to improve Government transparency, she ignores problems at the Committee on Open Government.

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New York Government élites created a remote option for COVID-19 protection for themselves that they denied to public school students

New York Governments officials have legislated a remote option as a COVID-19 protection for élites that they denied to public school students.

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