Rise to the Moment of Truth Saturday, September 23, 2023

Tag: transparency

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Department of Commerce: Economic incentive transparency only applies to new projects — Old projects will not be disclosed

Earlier this year, a title wave of op-eds on various Alabama press websites exalted Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s economic incentive “Game Plan,” which moved smoothly through the legislature and officially became law in April, extending special privileges and rewards to specific corporations. 

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Justin Bogie: Why do efforts to increase public transparency continue to die?

Alabamians have a right to know the activities that state government is engaged in and how their tax dollars are being spent. Yet Senate Bill 196, which would have further streamlined the public records process, died on the last day of the 2023 regular session.

Legislation creating public records request response deadlines passes committee

Legislation placing deadlines on public records request responses in Alabama by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) passed the County and Municipal Government committee unanimously on Wednesday.

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Two-thirds of Alabama hospitals non-compliant with price transparency rule

Less than one-third of Alabama hospitals are complying with a Trump-era rule mandating price transparency online, according to a new report.