Regardless of who wins the presidential election, the next administration will have enormous power to say how open our government will be. We have organized our priorities for the next administration below, to share where we think our work on executive branch issues will be focused, in advance of the election results. From money in politics to open data, spending, and freedom of information, we'll be working to open up the Executive Branch. We'd love to hear any suggestions you might have for Sunlight's Executive Branch work, please leave additional ideas in the comments below. (We'll also be sharing other recommendations soon, including a legislative agenda for the 113th Congress, and a suite of reform proposals for the House and Senate rules packages.) Sunlight Reform Agenda for the Next Administration:Continue reading
What ever happened to earmark transparency?
Late last year, the Obama administration floated a draft Executive memo that would have brought transparency to the currently opaque earmark process. The document... View ArticleContinue reading
Obama Administration May Take on Earmarks
While there’s currently a so-called “ban” on earmarks in the Congress, it’s widely reported that this earmark ban isn’t really... View ArticleContinue reading
Where is Obama on Bush’s Earmark Transparency Executive Order
Since the current leadership “ban” on earmarks went into effect at the beginning of this Congress, there has been an... View ArticleContinue reading