The results are in, and the news isn’t good: Kansas continues to plummet in state spending transparency rankings, and it barely squeaked by with a grade of D-minus, according to a report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.Read More →
The Kansas Legislature’s chief information technology officer is pushing back against recent complaints lodged by state senators, and says his staff is unequivocally ready to bring online video to the Capitol.Read More →
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The widespread use of automatic license plate reader technology by local police departments is not only unsettling — it’s unconstitutional, one civil liberties advocate argues.Read More →
By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
TOPEKA, Kan. — According to Kansas law enforcement lobbyist Ed Klumpp, too much government transparency could be a bad thing.Read More →
Watchdog Wire, a project of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, parent of Watchdog.org, in recent weeks has compiled dozens of transparency audits from citizen reporters.
They found that city, county and township websites are generally doing better at making public information accessible, and providing meaningful content for citizens. But real hurdles to transparency remain – some that keep citizens from obtaining vital information about the government that exists only because of their tax dollars.Read More →