As the Supreme Court continues its assault on campaign finance limits, we have a modest proposal for more informed citizens and a more accountable government.Continue reading
House Sets Document Naming Conventions for Online Publications
Today the House of Representatives promulgated standards on how to electronically name a broad range of legislative documents, from bills to... View ArticleContinue reading
House Launches Transparency Portal
Making good on part of the House of Representative’s commitment to increase congressional transparency, today the House Clerk’s office launched... View ArticleContinue reading
Accountability, Better Services, and Economic Opportunity
An open government built on open data is worth fighting for because, through it, we will achieve three exceptionally valuable results for society: Accountability, Better Services and Economic Opportunity.Continue reading
Getting a Receipt this Year?
Hate 'em or love 'em, you almost certainly invested more of your hard earned money into the government last year than you did any other thing in your life. In fact, it's likely that you spent more on government than you did food, clothing and shelter combined. And did you get a receipt for it?Continue reading
Important “Read the Bill” Questions
At the end of the day, what matters most to us at Sunlight is that we can all get access to the government information which can (and does) impact our lives. That information needs to be ONLINE and in REAL-TIME. It's information we've exercised one of our most precious rights to allow a group of leaders to create, and information we're paying for with our tax dollars.Continue reading
How Transparent is Your Turkey?
The government collects terabytes of data on food—from safety to marketing to subsidies—funded by taxpayers and consumers. But that does not mean this crucial information is available to you online and in real time so you can actually do something about it.Continue reading