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.
week: New Jersey
Website: www.nj.gov/transparency www.elec.state.nj.us ...
Ever wondered where the top lobbying firms are located in Washington, DC? Wonder no more. Here's a map of ...Continue reading
U.S. energy companies will soon have to reveal how much they pay foreign governments for rights to produce crude oil, natural gas and minerals around the world.
Tucked near the end of the more than 2,000-page final version ...
Two of the biggest proponents of net neutrality rules for broadband providers involved in closed door congressional committee negotiations have ...Continue reading
Last week we requested personal financial disclosures for a few senior White House staffers. These documents list the assets officials own--property, stocks and mutual funds. The documents can be requested on the White House website by clicking here..
In addition ...
Marc Chung is one of the organizers who helped make the Great American Hackathon a success, and is a friend of Sunlight. He's asked for a little space on the Labs blog to announce his new Phoenix-area open data ...Continue reading
One year ago, the U.S. government launched Data.gov, a central plank in its Open Government initiative to make it easier for the public to find and use official datasets. The site has grown from an initial 47 databases ...Continue reading
Want to see the federal indictment of a mortgage fraudster? You got it. Need the docket for a U.S. appeals court case? It’s yours. All with the click of a mouse — and your 16-digit credit card number.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. FEC case has rendered 24 states' election laws unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling in favor of Citizens United reversed a provision of the McCain-Feingold act that prohibited any electioneering communication—defined ...Continue reading