Week in Review: Cameras, economics, violence and drugs

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

Huell money

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — By now you’ve been eyeing this weekend with thoughts of glazed hams, colored eggs and chocolate rabbits running through your head. But wait!
Before you go hunting for your own basket, check out ours, loaded with news confections we’ve been collecting since Monday.
And I promise, you won’t have [...]

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Time to focus cameras on Kansas Legislature

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Commentary, Kansas  /  No Comments

TUNE IN: Kansas lawmakers opposed to online video of public meetings should question their own commitment to their constituents.

Excuse me while I put on my hipster glasses for a few paragraphs.

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Week in Review: Glitches, criticism, transparency and demands

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

Lemon burn

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — TGIF, right guys?

While the week is winding to an end, here’s a recap in case you missed anything since Monday.

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Week in Review: Transparency shortfalls and politics

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  Virginia  /  No Comments

FIGHT TO FINISH: Democrats and Republicans are wrangling for the final votes in Fairfax County.

Virginia’s transparency woes plague it yet again.

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Kansas among worst states for public spending transparency

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

MAKING THE GRADE: Kansas fell 11 spots from 35th last year to 46th this year among the 50 states in terms of spending transparency.

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.

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