- Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is settling into his new role as chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. This presents a problem for K street, where there aren’t too many former Wyden staffers. Major firms are willing to drop top dollar for those with access to the Oregon Senator. (The Hill)
- President Obama’s “advocacy group” is down one fundraiser after Samantha Maltzman was fired for trying to hide a $100,000 donation from a doctor seeking a pardon for Medicare fraud. (Roll Call)
- Executive agencies are required to update their Open Government Plans this year. The White House issued guidance to agencies last week, calling for bold and ambitious plans. (Executive Government)
- Publish What You Fund asked Twitter what open data means to it and shared a wide variety of responses. (Open Knowledge Blog)
State and Local News
- A member of the Philadelphia City Council introduced a bill that would force city agencies to put all of their regulations, both proposed and final, up online. (Technical.ly Philly)
- Common Cause Massachusetts is pushing state lawmakers to institute more effective disclosure for super PAC spending in advance of a competitive 2014 gubernatorial race. (Common Cause)
Events Today 3/4
- Government Printing Office Budget. House Committee on Appropriations. Tues. 3/4. 10:00 am. HT-2, the Capitol. Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.
- Censorship through the tax code: How proposed IRS rules for social welfare groups stifles political activity. CATO Institute. Tues. 3/4. 12:00 pm. 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Hayek Auditorium.
Events Tomorrow 3/5
- Library of Congress Budget. House Committee on Appropriations. Wed. 3/5. 10:00 am. HT-2, the Capitol. Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.