From SF Gate:
California, home of so much brilliance and innovation, should be ashamed that Texas and Kentucky lead the nation in using the tools of technology to make their government spending more transparent to their citizens. Even worse is that 35 other states scored higher than California in a recent analysis by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Read More… from How California got D minus in government transparency
From Sunlight Foundation:
The Advisory Committee on Transparency will host an event on legislative transparency and legislative branch appropriations on Monday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2203. This event is particular timely as the House and Senate consider how much money to appropriate for important transparency programs.
Read More… from Legislative Transparency and Legislative Branch Appropriations – March 12th
A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier:
Private-sector lobbyists stand to collect public-sector pensions
Read More… from NFOIC’s FOI Friday for January 20, 2012
From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
State government meeting attendees would have more notice about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez ahead of the 2012 Legislative session.
Read More… from New Mexico bills would boost government transparency
A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier:
ACLU ready to challenge Clinton (Ia.) over records
CLINTON, Iowa — The Citizens for Open Government group has been denied its request for obtaining closed meeting records from the city of Clinton regarding the federal lawsuit over ambulance billings by the city.
Read More… from NFOIC’s FOI Friday for December 23, 2011