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Today in OpenGov: The writing’s on the law

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In today's edition, the Senate passes a tax bill under less than transparent circumstances, Congress hosts a hackathon, President Trump takes a fight over documents to the Supreme Court, Canada needs to walk-the-walk on access to information, and more. 

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Today in OpenGov: Dissolving foundations

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In today's edition, the Trump Foundation meets its end, the FCC plans to roll back net neutrality, now is the time to suggest improvements to the U.S. City Open Data Census, and more.  Meanwhile, Sunlight is at the Open Government Partnership's summit for the Americas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sunlight's deputy director Alex Howard will be discussing the importance of open civic space, while open cities analyst Katya Abazajian will be speaking on open government in cities.

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Today in OpenGov: Progress on Vision Zero

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Happy Friday the 13th! We hope it's not a day of ill luck for you and yours. Today, we look at Vision Zero, where data is a key tool in the fight against traffic fatalities, highlight Trevor Timm's piece responding to President Trump's latest attacks on the press, call attention to the need for funding boost for the U.S. Census Bureau, and much more.

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Today in OpenGov: Protesting protests

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Map with cost of Vice President Mike Pence flight to Indianapolis and back to engage in a planned protest at an NFL game.

“It appears that the entire trip to attend the game was designed in order for Vice President Pence to walk out,” said John Wonderlich. “When there are issues in the country that are going on that are so serious, it seems so strange for presidential attention and public funds to be used to weigh in on the actions of private citizens in the NFL,” Wonderlich told CBS News. Read on for the rest of the day's open government news...

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Today in OpenGov: Mooch Madness

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It's been busy week Washington, capped by a dramatic showdown in the Senate late last night that featured an abnormal legislative process. In today's newsletter, we look back at the new White House communications director's first week in Washington, share a read out from our trip to the White House to discuss open data, endorse bipartisan call for an email privacy overhaul, worry over an increasingly dire situation in Venezuela, and much more.

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