Policy Intern Adeeb Sahar wrote this post.
Here is your serving of today's transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and local events involving open government.
[Note: Today's #OpenGov roundup is an abbreviated version.]
- Braley cancels event on heels of House Ethics complaint: Less than one week after a House ethics complaint was filed against Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) for using official taxpayer resources to sponsor a campaign event, Braley has cancelled the event in question. (The Iowa Republican)
- The key to keeping lobbyists in check: A look at North Carolina's transparency measures and methods of enforcement, both of which helped earn the state the distinction of the most transparent state government. (State Integrity Investigation)
- Tracking FOIA requests: Representatives for two state watchdog agencies say that Virginia supervisors have a right to track requests -- so long as they don't use that information to deter people from making requests in the future. (Northern Virginia Daily)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
OVER THE WEEKEND:
- Director of Project on Global Internet Policy and Human Rights: Center for Democracy & Technology