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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

Today’s Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case makes me angry, and sad. Very, very few citizens are able to make $123,200 in...

Apr 2, 2014 Blog Post

Last Friday, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill to make John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” one of the state’s official songs....

Mar 13, 2014 Blog Post

When I bring up Frontier Group’s research on America’s changing transportation patterns, one question people often ask is, “How have transportation patterns changed in...

Dec 4, 2013 Blog Post

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