2Day in #OpenGov 1/2/2013

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NEWS ROUNDUP:

Government 

  • Tech industry learns Washington: The technology industry is likely to be a major lobbying force in Washington, DC, this year as several lingering disputes over security and privacy could come back up for debate in Congress. (New York Times)
Campaign finance
  • Most expensive races of 2012: There are different ways to calculate the costs of the races from 2012, but a few competitions stand out for how expensive they were. One race topped more than $85 million in total outside and candidate spending. (Roll Call)
  • Bipartisan campaign finance disclosure: Two Senators have proposed bipartisan legislation similar to the Disclose Act that would require outside groups spending money on campaigns to make their funding public. (Roll Call)
State and Local
  • Municipal innovation in 2012: Many cities and towns took strides forward with technology in 2012, enhancing their connections with citizens in different ways. Code for America highlights some of the advances. (Code for America)
Technology
  • Top tech and politics events of 2012: TechPresident has a list of some of the top technology and political moments of 2012. (TechPresident)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
  • None

HAPPENING THIS WEEK 1/2 – 1/4: 

  • None
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
  • None

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