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Johnson pushes government reform package

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The suite of bills aims to “strengthen inspectors general, curb improper payments and improve anti-fraud controls.”

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Vermont AG office tight-lipped about ExxonMobil investigations workgroup

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont has joined a multi-state working group following a climate change meeting of state attorneys general last month, but details about the newly formed group are being kept from the public.

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Vermont’s LGBT-related travel ban to cost Mississippi economy $559

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Issues, News, Power Abuse, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont is one of four states to have banned employee travel to Mississippi and North Carolina, but expense reimbursement data show the Green Mountain State’s bark is worse than its bite.

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Trump views Sanders as ally against ‘crooked’ delegate process

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Losing Colorado’s 34 delegates without a single vote cast in the state’s cancelled straw poll has given Donald Trump a new message about the disenfranchisement of American voters. Now the GOP frontrunner is bringing Bernie Sanders into the fight.

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Will Bulldog ruling spur state transparency reform?

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  News, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

Lawyer Bill Aleshire is hoping a win in a local public records case will have a state-level impact.

Bill Aleshire is waiting to see if a local win for the aptly named Austin Bulldog news site will mean more transparency for the public from the state’s top officials. Aleshire, one of the state’s foremost First Amendment and public information attorneys, isn’t minimizing what the Austin Bulldog case will do to politics in Austin. […]

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Philadelphia charter directory simplifies school choice

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Now they can go online and find information about the city’s 86 charter schools all in one place.

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