ProPublica's Sebastian Jones notes what for us has been one of the most maddening features of campaign finance data: the dates don't mean very much at all. Campaigns report when they receive money, and political action committees report ...Continue reading
Last week, legislation responding to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision was introduced in Congress. The Senate and House ...Continue reading
From my colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity:
The Data Mine, a project of the Center for Public Integrity and Sunlight Foundation, needs your help to excavate federal data that should be accessible to the public or easier to ...
In March, the Senate Finance Committee redesigned their website. It had been languishing with the same design since 2001. Here ...Continue reading
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala, doesn't believe the financial reform bill the Senate began debating today will actually regulate the large financial organizations whose risky actions threatened the entire economy in 2008. Instead, the ranking member of the Senate Banking ...Continue reading
We couldn’t agree more with the name of the bill introduced today by Senator Schumer and Representatives Van Hollen ...Continue reading
Enron Corp.'s manipulation of the California energy market in 2000 and 2001 is notorious. Electricity bills soared and blackouts affected hundreds of thousands of people as contemptuous traders with Enron, a power wholesaler, delighted in their scheme. Tapes of ...
The 26-member strong Congressional Transparency Caucus will kick off its inaugural event today at 1pm on Capitol Hill. The bi-partisan ...Continue reading
The National Data Catalog went live last week. Now we would like to share a little bit about our API and how it fits into our platform. The National Data Catalog (NDC) is an open source catalog for government data ...Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency has been ahead of several other cabinet level agencies when it comes to putting data online. For several years now some of their main datasets are available with interactive features such as maps and in a ...Continue reading