More lawsuits but secrecy persists
"In the past three years, we have prosecuted or brought more cases on access to public records than in the previous 12 years combined."
— Rhode Island
True Sept. 30, not so much since
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
EDC is out of its own loop
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
Access delayed, access denied.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
The candidates have helped
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
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