It’s no secret we’re attached to our tablets, specifically our IPads. But so are thousands of local government officials, who rely on another IPAD — the state’s Information Policy Analysis Division — to comply with a greater volume of data and public information requests.
Under a bill before the 2015 Minnesota Legislature, government officials across Minnesota would undergo a sort of crash IPAD course in transparency requirements under the Minnesota Data Practices Act, Minnesota Open Meeting Law and data privacy statutes.Read More →
Part 10 of 9 in the series Sunshine Week
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
This may be Sunshine Week for anyone seeking transparency in government, but for the feds — especially the intelligence agencies — it’s anything but.
With a stroke of a pen, President Obama made it official that his office is exempt from information disclosure. And former Secretary […]
Some government agencies are created unto darkness, while others have darkness thrust upon them.
The state Government Accountability Board would fit into the former and latter categories.Read More →
Government transparency is in some ways the opposite of government waste: everyone claims to support transparency, and it seldom happens by accident.Read More →
Public officials around Virginia use their personal email for official correspondence — exposing weaknesses in the state’s open-records laws.Read More →