24 Days Of Local Sunlight – Days 8, 9, 10 and 11


Whew!  It has been a busy week but don’t worry Local Sunlight fans I haven’t forgot who I am thankful for. 

Pennsylvania’s Above Average Jane, Oregon’s Tom Cusak,  South Carolina’s SC6 and Rhode Island’s Twelfth!

I have highlighted Above Average Jane a few times.  I like her summaries of what is going on in the Pennsylvania State House and how she has looked into FEC data.  This week she had a post highlighting an email about PA health centers that are getting stimulus funds.  I think this is a great way to share information for a busy blogger.  Sometimes all you need to do is repost because sometimes information shouldn’t stay in the inbox.

Tom Cusak goes above and beyond the call when it comes to blogging about Oregon.  He has three blogs and I have highlighted them all:  Oregon Earmarks Blog, Oregon Housing Blog, and Open Government News and Issues, Oregon.  Tom’s perspective is interesting to me because he used to work for Department of Housing and Urban Development.  It is interesting to see what a former bureaucrat cares about post retirement.  He has done his own research into earmarks and spending as well as discuss open government issues in the state of Oregon.  He is a great asset to Oregon’s blogosphere.

South Carolina’s SC6 is written by Mike Reino and is a great blog to read for a wide variety of political information; local and federal.  He did a fascinating investigation into campaign donors.  One of my favorite posts of his,  is this post on a seemingly frivolous bill that was considered in the House.  I really enjoy posts about people looking at bills being introduced and finding interesting things or ridiculous legislation.

Rhode Island’s Twelfth is a great hyper  local blog by a woman named Eileen Spillane.  Dedicated to all things in Rhode Island Senate’s 12th district she covers a wide variety of subjects.  I like when she covers local transparency issues like open records issues and local Web site reviews.  It is always nice to read hyper local blogs because it becomes less about pure politics but about people and how politics effects communities.