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.
- 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)
- 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
- House of Representatives Budget. House Committee on Appropriations. Thurs. 3/6. 10:00 am. HT-2, the Capitol. Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.
- Oversight of Contractor Performance Information. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Thurs. 3/6. 10:30 am. 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.
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