Grab a shovel and help Data Mine dig


From my colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity:

The Data Mine, a project of the Center for Public Integrity and Sunlight Foundation, needs your help to excavate federal data that should be accessible to the public or easier to use. During the past week, Data Mine spotlighted how daily bids for wholesale electricity are kept secret, making it difficult for the public to know if household power prices truly reflect the market, reported on a new lawsuit demanding details about a federal immigration program that helps local police I.D. illegal immigrants for deportation and examined how a new Federal Election Commission database of bundlers falls short when it comes to searching and sorting the data to make it useful. Want to help? Email your tips to datamine -at- and you will be publicly credited on the Center’s website (and on Sunlight Reporting Group’s website too).