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Post Tagged 'transparency'

There’s an App for Government Transparency

If you’re interested in how your tax dollar is being spent at the local level, check out Open The Books, a project of American Transparency.  It was founded by Adam Andrzejewski as a “national rallying cry for transparency in public spending.” The mission of this project is to “engage, educate and empower citizens to demand transparent, accountable and smart government across America. Continue Reading...

On Cops and Cameras

Gizmodo has an intriguing post about attempts to regulate and even criminalize photography. As Wendy McIlroy reports, “In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer.” She goes on to detail some of the exceptions and caveats, noting, The legal justification for arresting the “shooter” rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Continue Reading...

PBR: Governmental Accountability and Transparency?

In response to the question, “What are the moral lessons of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)?” Does the ARRA mark the dawn of a new era of government accountability, from a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”? Continue Reading...