12:18 pm Aug. 3, 2012
For those interested in Governor Andrew Cuomo's responsiveness to document requests, here's a very quick timeline of one recent inquiry to his executive chamber under the FOIL law.
On June 4, Cuomo's director of communication wrote a lengthy letter to the New York Times, pushing back aggressively on an impending story about a casino developer's donations to the pro-Cuomo advocacy group, the Committee to Save New York.
At the time, the newspaper didn't publish Cuomo's letter. So, on June 7, I sent a Freedom of Information Law requesting a copy of the letter.
Most of the news coverage that day was devoted to a gunman who had opened fire on moviegoers in Colorado overnight.