Today in #OpenGov 4/29/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including redacted judges, and the nexus of open data and PUPPIES.series-opengov-today

National News

  • 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)

International News

  • 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)


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