Today in #OpenGov 2/10/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including money in the House, civic innovation in Singapore, and lots of news out of Philadelphia.series-opengov-today

National News

  • Politician’s have developed a variety of ways to subtly share information with the political committees able to raise unlimited money to support them, despite rules against coordination. (Roll Call)
  • New legislation, introduced in the Senate on a bipartisan basis, would expand the “authority and independence” of federal Inspectors General. The legislation would boost IG pay and exempt their offices from certain FOIA requirements. (Federal Computer Week)
  • House Democrats tapped their tech savvy to raise a whole bunch of money online during 2013. Unfortunately for the national Democratic party, that money would probably be more helpful in the Senate, where their is expected to be a fierce fight for the majority. (National Journal, National Journal)

International News

  • The Singapore Land Authority is looking to foster civic innovation and build partnerships between government and technologically engaged citizens with apps contests and hackathons. (Future Gov)

State and Local News

  • Philadelphia’s 2010 lobbying law lead to the launch of a “facebook” style site featuring pictures of the city’s registered lobbyists. The site will eventually include data on their activities too. ( Philly)
  • Philadelphia is also tackling public procurement reforms through a project called FastFWD, that acts as an accelerator program for innovative ideas to reform municipal government. (Government Technology)

Events 2/10 – 2/15

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