Today in #OpenGov 3/6/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including an end for Steve Stockman, corruption costs in Europe, and open data in the Constitution State.series-opengov-today

National News

  • Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) easily dismissed a quixotic primary challenge from Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX). Stockman has run into numerous campaign finance related problems since being elected to Congress in 2012.  (Washington Post)

International News

  • The economic cost of corruption in Europe is estimated at around 120 billion Euros and the EU government has begun taking steps to combat the problem. (Open Society)
  • The UK government is preparing to spend 1.5 million pounds to help agencies as they work to open up their data.(Future Gov)

State and Local News

  • Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed an open data executive order this week. The order will help state agencies take the first steps towards opening their data. (The Hartford Courant)
  • The harsh northeastern winter has caused a seemingly endless stream of potholes to grow on the roads of New Jersey. Luckily for motorists, a professor at Rutgers has developed an app to track all of the bumps and craters. (Government Technology)

Events Today 3/6

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