Open government & transparency
The Sun Foundation’s report card on state gov transparency… lo and behold, Texas gets an “A”
-Michael
sunfoundation:

State Transparency Website Scorecard

Check each state’s website transparency score.

The Sun Foundation’s report card on state gov transparency… lo and behold, Texas gets an “A”

-Michael

sunfoundation:

State Transparency Website Scorecard

Check each state’s website transparency score.

This highlights the importance of following the money trail…
-Michael
sunfoundation:

Koch Money

Few companies have received as much attention for their campaign  expenses than Koch Industries in the past year. According to data  compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, Koch contributed $1.35 million to winning congressional campaigns in the 2010 cycle.
Koch has become the target of liberal groups’ ire as the  conservative-backing owners, David and Charles Koch, have increased  their profile in Republican politics in the past few years. The Koch  brothers are long-time funders of conservative and libertarian causes,  often times in disagreement with the Republican Party that they are  associated with.

This highlights the importance of following the money trail…

-Michael

sunfoundation:

Koch Money

Few companies have received as much attention for their campaign expenses than Koch Industries in the past year. According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, Koch contributed $1.35 million to winning congressional campaigns in the 2010 cycle.

Koch has become the target of liberal groups’ ire as the conservative-backing owners, David and Charles Koch, have increased their profile in Republican politics in the past few years. The Koch brothers are long-time funders of conservative and libertarian causes, often times in disagreement with the Republican Party that they are associated with.

Sunshine week has already passed, but this is still relevant.  Interesting to read this, considering that Florida is the state of the infamous 2000 presidential recount, with all the well-documented obstructions the Florida state government placed on getting any information at that time.

-Michael

justajstudent:

It’s time to celebrate public records and open government. And by celebrate, I mean test to see if your requests are honored.

Florida seems to be living up to it’s Sunshine State nickname: An Associated Press article in Saturday’s Miami Herald stated that 86.5 percent of the 148 agencies that…