The pattern of understaffing at Skilled Healthcare Group's 22 California nursing homes could have raised red flags for patients and their families, but ownership information is currently difficult to obtain. The company has been ordered to pay $670 million ...Continue reading
1) FDA, FTC and USDA discuss regulating advertising and food targeted at children aged 2-17. What kind of lobbying is ...Continue reading
USA.gov, the site that conveys official information and services about the U.S. government, just launched the new design of their website. Since we took a stab at redesigning it ourselves back in January of '09, we thought we ...Continue reading
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
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 ...