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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

New Hampshire Affirms Right-to-Know Law

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ordered an umbrella organization representing municipalities and schools to release individual salary records to a firefighters' union that tracks the organization's use of taxpayer money paid for health insurance.

Affirming the state's Right-to-Know Law, a unanimous court said public access gives direct insight into the operations of a public body through scrutiny of wages paid to particular job titles.

"Public scrutiny can expose corruption, incompetence, inefficiency, prejudice and favoritism," Chief Justice John Broderick wrote.

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