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Despite California's exceptionalism in information technology, in Following the Money 2012 - our new report that grades states’ progress toward providing online access to government...

Apr 3, 2012 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 been making their checkbooks transparent...

Mar 14, 2012 Report
Rethinking Chicago's Troubled Redevelopment Program

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool intended to provide cities with funds to redevelop economically troubled or declining areas. Unfortunately, it can also be...

Jan 16, 2012 Report

Washington state debuted its online checkbook last week, joining the Transparency 2.0 movement and giving Evergreen Staters the ability to monitor many aspects of government...

Jan 11, 2012 Blog Post

From city halls to Capitol Hill, Frontier Group’s research lent critical support to campaigns on issues ranging from government accountability to global warming, while also...

Dec 14, 2011 Blog Post

Frontier Group's new report about the potential pitfalls associated with privatizing traffic law enforcement is receiving national media attention.

Oct 27, 2011 Blog Post
The Risks of Privatizing Traffic Law Enforcement and How to Protect the Public

Privatized traffic law enforcement systems are spreading rapidly across the United States. As many as 700 local jurisdictions have entered into deals with for-profit companies...

Oct 16, 2011 Report
The Need for Increased Transparency and Accountability in Local Economic Development Subsidies

Tax-increment financing (TIF) is a popular tool used by local governments to secure revenue for development projects. Beyond its legitimate uses, it can be misused...

Oct 1, 2011 Report

Recently, West Virginia created their website, TransparencyWV, along Frontier Group's guidelines. Not only did West Virginia take a big step toward Transparency 2.0 by simply...

Sep 30, 2011 Blog Post
Assessing the Prospects, Promise and Pitfalls of Public-Private Partnerships

Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high-speed rail lines in the United States. Yet, the experience with...

Jul 16, 2011 Report

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