Public records request reveals county dropped the ball in monitoring PILOT agreements

Ten years ago, two Japanese companies agreed to bring jobs and investment to Washington County if the county gave them 10 years worth of tax breaks on their property, buildings Continue Reading

Johnson City Press’ Robert Houk: Sunshine Law requires officials to be seen and heard

The Johnson City Press Opinion Page Editor Robert Houk penned a strong column on the need for governing bodies to make sure citizens can hear their deliberations during a public meeting. Continue Reading

Group asks court to stop construction on US Nitrogen pipeline based on Open Meetings violation

The Johnson City Press reports that a group of residents have asked for an injunction to halt construction of a water pipeline, saying a key approval to build it took place Continue Reading