Today in #OpenGov 4/28/2014

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Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including a Grimm announcement, an entire country in Minecraft, and taking time in New York City.series-opengov-today

National News

  • The DATA Act is set to pass the House today and head to the President’s desk. (Data Transparency Coalition)
  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), recently in the news for threatening to throw a reporter over a balcony, is likely to be indicted on a variety of campaign finance charges. (POLITICO)

International News

  • A corruption scandal is also a media scandal in Macedonia, where activists are trying to change the way that their media covers those in power. (Global Voices)
  • The agency in charge of Denmark’s geodata uploaded all of its information into popular video game Minecraft. The data is robust, allowing users to explore an accurate, if blocky, recreation of the country. (Ars Technica)

State and Local News

  • The Philadelphia school district released budget and spending data for FY 2014 last week. (Technical.ly Philly)
  • Four months into his tenure New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has yet to fill a number of important technology policy positions, and local civic hackers are getting impatient. (Tech President)

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