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It all started with a proposed local mural. Then things online got snarky and personal.
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The state has had eight years to develop a secure election process that’s open source and easily replicable.
The commission could be in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act for making decisions during an “organizational” call.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maryland city to relocate controversial Roger B. Taney bust; N.C. lawmakers propose more tax cuts; and a Pennsylvania borough’s big skunk problem.
“We’re trying to establish a culture where the default for datasets is trying to make things open data,” said the city’s chief data officer.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Santa Fe weighs soda tax; major scrutiny for Oklahoma Dept. of Veterans Affairs; and South Carolina faces major pothole lawsuit.
The first iteration will rely on hospital claims data to infer the average costs of various medical procedures.
“The Legislature really needs to clarify what the public policy is going to be,” according to the city manager of Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Relatively few states have authorized remote testimony in the legislative process, but the early use of the practice has shown successes in the Evergreen State.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Some drought relief in California; Harrisburg’s ex-mayor wants his curios and collectibles back; and Toledo vs. suburbs water struggle.
The Buckeye State has been pushing to make detailed information accessible online about state and local government spending.
Making its easier to track capital improvement projects—and the funding that’s been budgeted and spent on them.
Laying the foundation and making the case for open data.
Bringing greater transparency to county government finances.
Collaborating to obtain the state’s most guarded datasets.
The personal financial holdings of candidates for state office and elected officials are often vague and hard to get.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.
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Letting transparency take root in a municipal government.
San Luis Obispo’s how-to guide to community outreach was just featured by the League of California Cities for improving trust in local government.
How can government agencies use the data they collect, generate, protect and share to inform better decision-making and drive mission success?
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