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Today in #OpenGov 12/5/2013

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Recent revelations suggest that Ottawa waffled between an open data competition and a traditional contractor to build their new smart phone traffic app. They eventually chose the contractor, who charged $95,000 for a disappointing product. Womp womp.

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Today in #OpenGov 12/3/2013

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National News

  • Ceasars' Casino needs to get its PAC money right, according to FEC auditors. The auditors found that the PAC had under-reported its receipts by over $150,000 and its expenditures by more than $90,000 over a two ...

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Today in #OpenGov 11/26/2013

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Programming note: Today in #OpenGov, and its author, will be taking the rest of the week off. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! National News

  • The House Chief Administrative Officer, Dan Strodel, is retiring after 28 years on Capitol Hill ...

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Today in #OpenGov 11/22/2013

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National News

  • Republican Representative Tom Petri (WI) introduced a bill that purports to encourage more individuals to give small amounts to political campaigns. The Citizens Involvement in Campaigns (CIVIC) Act would restore tax credits and deductions for small donations that ...

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