2Day in #OpenGov 1/3/2013

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NEWS ROUNDUP:

Government 

  • Ethics board could be preserved: The Office of Congressional Ethics could be preserved with proposed rule changes that would remove term limits for board members. The panel had been in danger of ceasing to exist because vacancies were unfilled. (USA Today) 
  • Relatives lobby on bills before Congress: More than 50 relatives of lawmakers have been paid to lobby on bills in Congress, records show. Lobbying by relatives was limited after 2007, but has not been banned entirely. (Washington Post)
  • National Archives recognized for innovation: The Administrative Conference of the United States presented an award for innovation to the National Archives’ Citizen Archivist Initiative. (FedScoop)
Campaign finance
  • Political money news in 2012: Campaign spending in 2012 was the subject of many news stories, and Roll Call has highlighted some of the major related events. (Roll Call) 
State and Local
  • DC under scrutiny: The District of Columbia continues to be under scrutiny from the federal government related to possible corruption. (Washington Examiner)
  • California tries to stymie anonymous donations: California legislators are trying to make news laws aimed at stemming the flow of dark money into political campaigns. (LA Times)
RELEVANT BILLS INTRODUCED:
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HAPPENING TODAY 1/3: 

  • None
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
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