Today in #OpenGov 6/4/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including clashing views on campaign finance and changes for the internet in Russia.  series-opengov-today

National News

  • In a rare clash outside their traditional Senate floor battlefield, Majority leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell went before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to offer competing viewpoints on campaign finance reform. (New York Times)
  • Despite Harry Reid’s reform rhetoric, the Majority Leader and his fellow Democrats are sending big money to the Senate Majority PAC, the main outside group working to boost their chances in the fall. (POLITICO)

International News

  • A case study on Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), an Indian NGO that works toward transparency and openness in government. An SNS project to create transparency report cards for elected representatives is highlighted. (Opening Parliament)
  • A new Russian law, set to go into effect in August, will allow the government to exert significant control over political activities that happen on the web. (Global Voices)

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