New on our blog
PRM’s blog features several updates on ongoing projects, including legal action related to UAV documents, our recent FBI file request, and Minnesota health care plan documents.
“It may seem unusual for a state senator to argue against continuation of a federal waiver …”
PRM partners to produce Capitol Conversations
PRM has partnered with radio reporters Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell to produce the second season of the legislative review program Capitol Conversations. The show is live-streamed from the Minnesota House of Representatives every Tuesday evening during the legislative session. Archived episodes can be found here. See photos from the inaugural broadcast here.
“Senators John Marty and Sean Nienow discussed bonding bills, constitutional amendments …”
PRM seeks legal opinions on NDAA
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) was signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011. The NDAA contains detention provisions that have been the subject of much commentary and debate. PRM recently filed a FOIA request with the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) seeking opinions or other advice that the office may have provided to the administration in the weeks leading up to the enactment of the NDAA.
“The potential impact of provisions of HR 1540 on the Posse Comitatus
PRM’s 2011 annual report
PRM has posted its annual report for 2011. Read about highlights from the past year, and get a preview of upcoming projects.
“Our pursuit of government data seeks to encourage agency compliance with open records laws …”
Government document updates
PRM has posted several new batches of government documents, including items received from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Watch PRM’s blog for analysis and updates.
“We will forward your request regarding Talon Security to our Deepwater Horizons records unit …”