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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

The Following the Money series of reports has helped create momentum for increased budget transparency in our state. I’ve even been told that the media...

Jun 8, 2011 Blog Post
How Much Did Offshore Tax Havens Cost You in 2010?

Tax havens are countries with minimal or no taxes, to which U.S.-based multinational firms or individuals transfer their earnings to avoid paying taxes in the...

Apr 16, 2011 Report
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 16, 2011 Report
Online Tools for Better Government

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Spending transparency checks corruption, bolsters public confidence in government, and promotes...

Oct 16, 2010 Report
Online Tools for Better Government

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Spending transparency checks corruption, bolsters public confidence in government, and promotes...

Oct 1, 2010 Report

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