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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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Fight for education transparency, accountability is neverending

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Education Blog, Open Records  /  No Comments

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Last week was Sunshine week, the celebration and acknowledgment of the importance of open government and transparency. But the fight to hold government accountable lasts all year. That’s no more apparent than at news organizations and nonprofit organizations like Watchdog.org at the Franklin Center. Here’s a look at how education reporting and transparency intersected in […]

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Civil asset forfeiture reform could be on tap for Mississippi

By   /  March 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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If a bill passed by the Mississippi House and now in the Senate becomes law, it’d be the first step in civil asset forfeiture reform in the state.

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Chisholm’s unaccountable defense: ‘The records do not exist’

By   /  December 24, 2015  /  Accountability, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“State and county employees in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office do not keep time records for work done on a particular investigation or prosecution,” Chisholm explained.

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Ohioans can be grateful for public records law

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Hey Ohio – your state government just got a D+ grade in openness and transparency. Too bad that failing grade doesn’t reflect just how good Ohio’s public records law Ohio really is and why the state can be grateful for its provisions.

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Will newly passed laws raise Oregon’s flunking grade in integrity?

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Time will tell if new laws passed in response to Oregon’s infamous scandal forcing the resignation of Gov. Kitzhaber improve the state’s “F” in integrity.

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