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If you care about making social change of any kind, the inclination to worship data and analytics and to downplay vision and values is one...

Nov 9, 2016 Blog Post

Starting this fall, 16- and 17-year-olds will be eligible to "preregister" to vote, so when they turn 18 they will automatically be listed on voter...

Oct 4, 2016 Blog Post
Building a More Inclusive Democracy by Preregistering California's Youth

Starting in the fall of 2016, 16- and 17-year-olds in California will be allowed to “preregister” to vote, ensuring that they are listed on the...

Sep 26, 2016 Report

Not one of New Jersey's biggest cities has a modern, searchable and sortable budget website to allow easy access to checkbook-level municipal spending data.

Sep 21, 2016 Blog Post
Online Budget Transparency in Local Government

Municipalities across the country have been moving toward making their checkbooks easily accessible to the public by posting government spending information through on-line transparency portals....

Sep 14, 2016 Report
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

State governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year through contracts for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, and other expenditures. Public...

Apr 13, 2016 Report

Since its launch in 2011, FracFocus, a government- and industry-funded website, has been the only place where Americans could learn the details about chemicals and...

Jul 2, 2015 Blog Post

What started in 2013 with a prototype system that sent email alerts to clients when specified keywords or phrases appeared in local government meeting agendas,...

Jun 2, 2015 Blog Post

Gamification of public policy choices and dilemmas isn’t just for recreation. Getting large numbers of people to play such games can support richer, more informed,...

Jun 1, 2015 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have made their checkbooks transparent by...

Mar 18, 2015 Report

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