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Right call by court on pensions

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The state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, struck a blow for freedom of information Tuesday when it overturned a case wrongly decided by two lower courts. Those courts had ruled that pension information for retired government employees, including state and local workers, teachers, police and firefighters, didn’t have to be made public. But the law says otherwise, as the Court of Appeals has now made clear. It wasn’t the Freedom of Information Law that ...

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May 11, 2014
9:32 a.m.

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What is the legitimate benefit of knowing the name of the retiree? The retiree being simply listed by their municipality and occupation would accomplish the same purpose. What more does the public gain by knowing the name?