Ever get tired of hearing pundits ask softball questions to politicians? Or finally hear a really great question, only to have it answered in a few TV friendly, pre-packaged bullet points that don’t tell you anything you didn’t ...Continue reading
The Open Government Directive encouraged states to put valuable government data online. In this series we're reviewing each state's efforts in this direction.
This week: Tennessee
Website: www.tn.gov/opengov/ The open government site for the state of Tennessee ...
If you're like us, you're busy creating and don't take the necessary time to document and communicate what you're up to. Here in the labs, we've been great about announcing when we're finished with ...Continue reading
Over the objections of manufacturers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will launch a searchable, online database in March that collects consumer complaints about harmful or dangerous products. The new crowdsourcing tool at www.SaferProducts.gov will require consumers to ...Continue reading
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) recently introduced legislation that would make it a lot easier for the public to access thousands ...Continue reading
Over a year ago we announced our intention to build scrapers that would collect and sanitize legislative information from all fifty states, an initiative that is now known as the Open State Project. As of today we're proud to ...Continue reading
The President signed the health care reform bill in March, but over $125 million in lobbying dollars continues to flow to the issue, lobbying disclosure forms show. Total dollars spent lobbying on health care issues remained high in the ...Continue reading
At Sunlight we spend a lot of time exploring ways to open up data sets and make them more accessible. The idea is that data enables us to act collectively, making better informed decisions and building a more effective public ...Continue reading