Here is Tuesday’s look at transparency-related news items, the weeks congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • At least 72 congressional aides traded shares of companies that their bosses help oversee. (Wall Street Journal)($)
  • Representative Baird is pushing for a legislative fix to insider trading on the Hill. (Politico)($)
  • Bloomberg will launch a for-pay government information service. (New York Times)
  • Karl Rove argues that the Obama Administration is ‘hypocritical’ on campaign finance disclosure. (ABC News)
  • Wall Street’s campaign cash flow has shifted dramatically in favor of Republican candidates. (Politico)($)
  • Health care companies that backed the reform bill are seeking to repair their rift with Republicans. (The Hill)
  • The Chamber of Commerce says none of its campaign donations come from foreign sources. (Politico)($)
  • The practice of “web scraping” highlights the hazards of making more government information available online. (Wall Street Journal)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/12 10/15:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/12 10/15:

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