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State police, health department behind on FOIL requests

Mar 16, 2017 12:02 am
Lauren Stanforth reports in The Albany Times Union that the State Police and the state Health Department are far behind on answering requests for public documents, with more than 100 FOIL requests still pending from 2015. Most agencies, such as the state Comptroller's Office and the State University of New York's administrative office, are current on FOIL, or Freedom of Information Law, requests. The Times Union said it waited for two years for safety and inspection reports for Capital Region ambulances. "The Health Department stands by its record of thoughtful and timely review of all records requested by the public," said Gary Holmes, an agency spokesperson. The story coincides with Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. Read the full story in The Albany Times Union.
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