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How Baton Rouge is engineering open data for community involvement

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Baton Rouge wants to make sure residents know about new open datasets as soon as they’re available. Leaders see this as a way to keep residents in the know about new resources, as well as an important part of how governments can and should be transparent in a digital era. A new website brings together all this work in one place.

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Today in OpenGov: Mercy mercy me

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In today's edition, shedding light on a secretive nonprofit, complaining about FOIA requests, keeping up with Scott Pruitt's latest ethical woes, tracking John Bolton's potential conflicts, arresting a former Brazilian president, and more.

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Get some fresh ideas to help your community use city open data

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Maybe your city is already publishing data but you haven’t seen many members of your community use it. Maybe you’re just starting to publish data and want to build your program with community needs at the center. Or maybe you already have a thriving community of open data users and want to learn new ideas or share your successes. No matter where you are in your work, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT, city open data staff are invited to join us for an online discussion, idea swap, and presentation on best practices to support community data use.

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Sunshine Week shed a stark light on the state of open government in Washington

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Washington DC is taking some great steps toward data transparency...but it could do better. And the Trump administration is setting a new low bar for public accountability. Those were some of the highlights of "The State of Open Government," our two-part panel conversation on March 15 in honor of Sunshine Week 2018. If you weren't able to join us last night, here's a short recap of the conversation.

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