Today in #OpenGov 2/18/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including a potential paper-rich future, a look at Chris Christie’s early adventures in politics, and more.series-opengov-today

National News

  • This long read focuses on some of the early political misadventures of embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R). (POLITICO)
  • Consumers for Paper Options is looking to slow the seemingly inexorable shift from paper to digital. The group, funded by the paper industry, focuses on maintaining paper delivery of government documents to the elderly and other groups with limited technology access. (Government Executive, Ars Technica)

International News

  • Members of Parliament from 7 TPP countries are calling for the entire text of the trade agreement to be released publicly before it is signed. (TechDirt)

State and Local News

  • Jackson, Michigan is working on an open data policy with students at the University of Michigan School of Information. The policy would be would be the first of its kind in the state. (Michigan Live)
  • Efforts are underway to map Detroit’s abandoned and blighted properties. The Motor City’s computer systems aren’t always up for it, but the White House teamed up with some private foundations to tackle the problem. (NPR)

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