Today in #OpenGov 11/13/2014


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  • As regulators examine the proposed mergers between Comcast and Time Warner as well as AT&T and DirecTV a number of major media companies, including Disney and CBS, are asking courts to keep their deals with the cable, satellite, and internet giants. (The Hill)
  • A new report from the Deparment of Energy IG shows that a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, with help from a former member of Congress, improperly pushed the Obama administration and Congress to extend a no-bid contract worth $2.4 billion. (Washington Post)
  • Five outgoing members of the House have some consolation as they face retirement (forced by the voters or self inflicted). They are leaving open ethics reviews behind them. (Roll Call)
  • What happened to Warren the watchdog? She became a politician, apparently. (POLITICO)
  • At least half a dozen campaign finance cases that could even further deregulate the system are working their way through the court system. (POLITICO)

State and Local News

  • A county prosecutor in Arkansas is threatening to arrest a Little Rock housing official for violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act. (TechDirt)
  • San Francisco used to be criss crossed with streams and creeks. A new art project aims to visualize the waterways on roads around city hall. (CityLab)
  • Michigan is looking to a former Ford executive to help overhaul its procurement system. (Government Technology)
  • The Michigan Department of Transportation is launching a mobile version of its Mi Drive transportation data dashboard. (Government Executive)

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