Waldo Jaquith didn’t set out to be a pioneer of government accountability. But after years of experimenting with government data for fun, the director of the U.S. Open Data Institute and creator of Ethics.gov finds himself at the forefront of a transparency revolution.Read More →
Pennsylvania’s Capitol has finally settled down after a rocky budget season that saw Gov. Tom Corbett sign a $29 billion spending plan 10 days late — but not without axing more than $72 million in legislative funding and earmarks.Read More →
By William Murchison | Special to Watchdog.org
The surprise announcement of Bill Powers’ slow-motion, let’s call it leave-taking, from the University of Texas presidency finally may have broken the Austin heat, like a mid-summer thunderstorm.
Hardly anyone from the university itself, or the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operation, seemed worked up Wednesday over some [...]
There was a time when state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione might have been surprised at the way the political establishment and much of the Texas press responded to the discovery of widespread political favoritism at the University of Texas School of Law.Read More →
Questionable leadership at Bache-Martin elementary school in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia has the community confused.Read More →
The Kansas Legislature is wrapping stuff up this week, and so are we. From Obamacare alternatives to a sad end for some promising legislation, the last week is now in the books.Read More →