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2Day in #OpenGov 4/2/2012

by PolicyFellow

NEWS ROUNDUP

Campaign Finance
  • Court hits FEC on disclosure requirements: A federal judge decided that the FEC went too far with rules that allow corporations and nonprofits to make certain political expenditures without disclosing their donors. (Yahoo/AP)
  • GOP donors stand by their men: Most of the donors fueling super PAC spending in the Republican presidential race have continued to stay loyal to their chosen candidate, even as Mitt Romney has solidified his front-runner status. (Politico)
Government
  • The door revolves both ways: Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) turned to K Street to fill open positions. (National Journal)
  • FCC.gov made simple: The Federal Communications Commission went eight years without undertaking a major redesign of their website. However, over the past three years the FCC has reorganized and streamlined their web presence. (Government Executive)
International
  • Human rights mapping: Human rights activists in Cambodia utilize a variety of online mapping tools to track and disseminate information about human rights violations around the country. (Global Voices)
  • Measuring 'Digital Diplomacy': The State Department has undertaken a variety of digital experiments in recent years. But, it is difficult to measure the success or failure of these efforts. (Tech President)

RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED

  • None.

HAPPENING THIS WEEK 4/2-4/6

Hearings:

  • None.
Events:

Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

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