2Day in #OpenGov 12/26/2011

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Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

It’s going to be a quiet week, but that won’t stop us from highlighting transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events. Here is the weeks first look!

News Roundup:

International
  • The eight countries to submit their Open Government Partnership plans have addressed the concept of transparency in a wide variety of ways. (NextGov)
  • Two Bolivian groups organized a citizen journalism contest that wrapped up on December 1. The winners were just announced. (Global Voices)
  • Agencies set up to deal with corruption in Nigerian politics struggle to fulfill their missions. (Sahara Reporters)

Lobbying

  • The American League of Lobbyists has asked Kentucky’s Legislative Ethics Commission to rescind their speaking invitation to Jack Abramoff. (Lobby Comply)
  • Take a look at these Venn diagrams for a great visual of revolving door connections. (Tech Dirt/Lessig)
State and Local
  • The man behind Stearns County, Minnesota’s award winning website sat down to talk about the project, explaining why it was a success. (Government Technology)
  • California’s online campaign finance search system is 12 years old and showing its age. It crashed at the end of November and the Secretary of State’s office hasn’t been able to get it back up since. (TechPresident)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 12/26-12/30:

  • None.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None.
Transparency events scheduled for 12/26-12/30:
  • None.

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