Carolina Public Press is pleased to announce that it is working to launch a regional open government, data and records project called Open WNC.
The project is made possible in part through a recent $10,000 OpenGov grant to Carolina Public Press from the Sunlight Foundation, which supports “open-source projects and tools [that] are opening up data and government information in innovative ways.” The project was one of eight efforts across the country to recently earn funding from the foundation.
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The push to open up records on projects like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline died in the House of Delegates on Thursday.
House Bill 1696 was killed in committee on a near-unanimous voice vote. The bill, introduced by Del. Dickie Bell, would have made public utilities subject to sunshine laws on projects where the company is allowed to exercise eminent domain.
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