Minnesota Commerce provides data
PRM has received data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce related to that agency’s review of the 2009 financial positions of the non-profit HMOs that administer the state’s public health care programs. PRM had been seeking the data since 2012. View the documents here
“Attached are copies of the following contracts …”
Minnesota radiation monitoring
PRM will soon be receiving historical documents related to radiation monitoring in the state of Minnesota. Such monitoring has been ongoing since 1953. PRM will post the year-by-year raw data once it is delivered by the Minnesota Department of Health.
“Radiation monitoring data …”
New PRM document requests
PRM has submitted requests for a variety of public records, including historical data regarding radiation levels in Minnesota, and arrest records related to protests at the Wisconsin state capitol. Find the requests in our document archive.
“The use of acoustical amplification devices by the Wisconsin Capitol Police …”
Bulk collection program summary
In the two months since the Guardian newspaper disclosed the existence of various “bulk collection” programs operated by the federal government, a series of details about these programs have made their way into the public record. PRM summarizes the most pertinent documents on its blog, and provides an update about its FOIA request for information regarding these programs.
“Analysis of metadata associated with telephone calls …”
Coast Guard – final response
The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) has helped to obtain a final response to PRM’s 2010 Coast Guard FOIA request. Find the document and learn about the process here.
“I personally searched the procurement databases …”
Coast Guard – partial response
On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to our FOIA request pertaining to security at the BP oil spill site (among other matters). However, the Coast Guard did not directly reply to the underlying, original request that sought contracts between that agency and Talon Security. That request is now over three years old.
“16 pages are partially releasable …”
Confronting the surveillance state
The United States government has admitted to collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. persons unconnected to terrorist activity. What does that say about the bounds of state surveillance, and the overall condition of our constitutional republic? PRM’s Matt Ehling wrote an editorial on these matters for Minnpost.
“Courts must confront network surveillance …”
PRM files FOIA request for data collection documents
On June 21st, PRM filed a FOIA request for legal memos, minimization procedures, and correspondence relating to mass data collection programs operated by the United States government. Such programs were mentioned in reports published by the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers in June, 2013.
“Any electronic collection or monitoring program …”
PRM and HHS settle FOIA lawsuit
Public Record Media and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have settled PRM’s FOIA lawsuit over access to Medicaid related records. The lawsuit terminated with the production of over 2000 pages of records. View the dismissal order here.
“Let the judgment be entered accordingly …”