- The 113th Congress Golden Mouse Awards are out. The awards go to members of Congress with the best web presences. (Congressional Management Foundation)
- Five major drug companies boosted their lobbying by more than $1 million in the 1st quarter of 2014. (Roll Call)
- Federal judges are required to submit financial disclosure forms, but when released to the public, the most interesting information is often redacted. (Public Integrity)
- GOP leadership in Congress has been quick to condemn colleagues when they are caught in embarrassing, clear cut, scandals involving sex or drugs. But, when it comes to more complicated charges they have taken a wait and see approach. (New York Times)
- Rumor has it that Russia has circumvented the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and one expert wants the State Department to be more transparent about it. (National Journal)
State and Local News
- California voters will consider proposition 42, a reaction to attempts by the state’s Governor last year to gut its public records act. This commentator urges a yes vote. (Contra Costa Times)
- Like open data? like cute puppies? I’ve got a link for you. @CutiesInDenver uses open data to share information about animals up for adoption in Denver. (Code for America)
- The Data Transparency Summit. The Data Transparency Coalition. Tues. 4/29. 8:00 am. Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC.
- The Technology Deficit: Attracting tech talent into government and civil society. New America Foundation. Tues. 4/29. 9:00 – 10:30 am. 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.
- Oversight of the SEC. House Committee on Financial Services. Tues. 4/29. 10:00 am. 2128 Rayburn House Office Building.
- A Roundtable on Open Innovation and Science: Environmental Information. Wilson Center. Tues. 4/29. 10:00 – 11:30 am. Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
- Driving Innovation Through Federal Investment. Senate Committee on Appropriations. Tues. 4/29. 2:30 pm. SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
- Legislative Branch Appropriations and other matters. House Committee on Rules. Tues. 4/29. 3:00 pm. H-313, the Capitol.