Today in #OpenGov 2/25/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including activist super PACs, royal influence, and a more transparent Tennessee.series-opengov-today

National News

  • With the midterm elections fast approaching some of America’s wealthiest political activists are shoveling money into super PACs. (NPR)
  • Some analysts think that changes in the way intelligence agencies share information coupled with the rise of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning may push the United States to be more transparent while conducting foreign policy in the future. (Washington Post)

International News

  • New documents show that top members of the British Royal Family have more power than previously thought over British law. The royals have veto power over some laws, which they have used occasionally over the past decade. (Telegraph UK)
  • Activists from several cities across Portugal celebrated Open Data Day over the weekend. They tackled challenges like the Global Open Data Census. (Global Voices)

State and Local News

  • Tennessee launched an overhaul of its transparency website, Transparent Tennessee, last week. The site includes an interactive checkbook and data related to agency expenses, vendor payments, and travel. (Chattanoogan)

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