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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

Last week we released Following the Money 2014 , the fifth iteration of our transparency scorecard rating the 50 state governments on their disclosure of...

Apr 17, 2014 Blog Post

Over the weekend, the Water Guardians – a grassroots environmental group – launched a campaign to ban fracking in my home county of Santa Barbara....

Apr 10, 2014 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...

Apr 8, 2014 Report

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