2Day in #OpenGov 4/4/2012

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NEWS ROUNDUP

Government

  • Pennies for Paul: Ron Paul’s presidential campaign takes its reporting duties seriously, often going the extra mile to report expenditures below the $200 FEC requirement. This attention to detail extends to Endorse Liberty, the pro-Paul super PAC. (The Hill)
  • CIO wants citizen engagement: Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel called on citizens to engage with the government and provide feedback as the public sector starts opening up data. (Federal Computer Week)

Access to Information

  • Media Access Project, no more: The Media Access Project, a long-running public interest law firm focusing on the free flow of information, is closing its doors on May 1 due to a difficult funding environment. (The Hill)
  • Corporations cave to disclosure: At least a dozen U.S. companies are going to start disclosing more about their lobbying and political efforts in response to investor pressure. (Reuters/Yahoo)

International

  • African activists lobby the EU: Anti-corruption activists from several African countries traveled to Brussels to urge EU legislators to pass robust transparency rules for the extractive and forestry industries. (Transparency International)
  • Rebels lobby too: The Harbour Group, the first DC firm to sign on to help the Libyan rebels against Moammar Gadhafi on a pro-bono basis, just signed a lucrative contract with the Embassy of Libya. (The Hill)

RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED

  • None.

HAPPENING TODAY 4/4:

HAPPENING TOMORROW:
  • Nothing. 

Policy Fellow Matt Rumsey wrote this post.

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