2Day in #OpenGov 8/17/2012

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Policy Intern Adeeb Sahar wrote this post.

Here is your serving of today’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and local events involving open government.

[Note: Today’s #OpenGov roundup is an abbreviated version.]

NEWS ROUNDUP:

Government

  • Braley cancels event on heels of House Ethics complaint: Less than one week after a House ethics complaint was filed against Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) for using official taxpayer resources to sponsor a campaign event, Braley has cancelled the event in question. (The Iowa Republican)
  • The key to keeping lobbyists in check: A look at North Carolina’s transparency measures and methods of enforcement, both of which helped earn the state the distinction of the most transparent state government. (State Integrity Investigation)

State/Local

  • Tracking FOIA requests: Representatives for two state watchdog agencies say that Virginia supervisors have a right to track requests — so long as they don’t use that information to deter people from making requests in the future. (Northern Virginia Daily)

RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:

  • None.

OVER THE WEEKEND:

  • None.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

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