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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

We welcomed the new year with a series of blog posts covering a number of our issue areas. Policy analysts reviewed developments and opportunities as...

Jan 27, 2015 Blog Post

Government transparency debates often focus on the availability and accessibility of information pertaining to government spending. But what about transparency in the very ideas and...

Jan 16, 2015 Blog Post

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that abolished aggregate limits on contributions to federal campaigns. No...

Sep 3, 2014 Blog Post

It is time for public interest advocates to articulate and fight for a new conception of “right to know” – one that is more expansive,...

Jul 3, 2014 Blog Post

The public policy landscape is changing more rapidly than ever before – presenting new challenges on a nearly weekly basis. Sometimes, the solutions to those...

Jul 1, 2014 Blog Post

Arlington has already provided a shining example of the potential of transit-oriented development to create attractive, liveable communities and address transportation challenges. Now, Arlington...

Jun 16, 2014 Blog Post

Santa Barbara's ban on plastic grocery bags is a microcosm of how social change happens across the country.

Jun 12, 2014 Blog Post

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