Today in #OpenGov 1/29/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including Senate campaign finance, oversight at the open government partnership, and a lack of housing data in Minnesota.series-opengov-today

National News

  • As we’ve noted before, most Senators don’t seem particularly interested in moving into the 21st century and filing their campaign reports online. Their long reign of terror nearly ended, but language that was included in the financial services appropriations bill was stripped from the final budget compromise earlier this month. (Public Integrity)
  • Policy wonks across DC work hard to get their issue into the State of the Union speech, but K street was simply hoping that they wouldn’t come up. (The Hill)

International News

  • The Open Government Partnership Independent Reporting Mechanism has been busy lately. They are expected to release 35 new reports over the next month, detailing how various OGP member states performed. (Open Government Partnership)

State and Local News

  • Significant housing issues in North Minneapolis, Minnesota have only be exacerbated by a lack of available data about housing in the neighborhood. (Tony Webster)
  • A team of academics teamed up with Code for America to release a new study finding that low level transparency in government services leads to an increase in citizen satisfaction. (Forbes)

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