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2Day in #OpenGov 7/30/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • Might California Republicans make a resurgence in the state legislatures? Democrats in California currently have the governor's seat and supermajorities in both the state Assembly and Senate, but a recent win by Republican ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/29/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has called the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) "anachronistic" and favors comprehensive reform on the issue. The senator expressed grave concerns over the potential that the government has in tracking ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/25/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • The Senate Finance Committee is focused on making sure that the senators' submissions for tax reform are kept secret. All submissions will be sealed from the public until 2064, and in addition, each document ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/24/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • Senators are looking to take up tax reform once more, but unlike the discussions that led to the Tax Reform Act of 1986, this time, the Senators have less agreement.   Senator Max Baucus (D-MT ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/23/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • The American Commitment Action Fund, which is a conservative super PAC, just spent $100,000 on ad buys, which are going toward defeating Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running for the New Jersey ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/22/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • Good news for the future of the Senate? Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) wrote a letter to Majority and Minority Leader Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to ask for more activities ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/19/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who uttered a clearly audible expletive while Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the deal to avert the nuclear option, says he has no regrets about what he said that day ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/18/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the electronic intelligence-gathering agency of  Britain, has been cleared of charges that they illegally accessed content from the American surveillance program Prism. All access to Prism by the GCHQ ...

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2Day in #OpenGov 7/17/2013

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by Justin Lin, policy intern NEWS:

  • The Democratic Congressional Committee raised $6.7 million in June and has paid off all its debts. The committee now has $13.2 million in the bank. This is due both to their success ...

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