Here is a look at what happened recently ontheSunlightnetwork.

  • Paul Blumenthal reported on the breakdown of outside spending comparatively between 2006 and 2010, highlighting the more than $200 million in independent expenditures so far this year. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Bill Allison included the daily roundup of disclosures. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich reported the departure of the Staff Director for the Office of Congressional Ethics. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • John Wonderlich also blogged on the price of information access, noting the price tag on Bloomberg’s new “Bloomberg Government” service that charges $5,700 for timely and thorough access to government information. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Aaron Bycoffe on Super PAC Partnership for America’s Future and the ties to conservative groups Crossroads Media LLC and Crossroads Media partner Michael Dubke. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Anu Narayanswamy on the trend of more cash spent on attack ads than supporting candidates, breaking down the finances for support and opposition by party. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Bill Allison illustrated the connections between Michael Dubke and other Super PACs, candidates, and political figures. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Bill Allison also noted the Super PAC Alaskans Standing Together and their questionable relationship with Senator Lisa Murkowski, reporting the PACs’ promise that it was not working with any candidate or party committee, with the Federal Election Commission forms certified by Senator Murkowski. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
  • Tom Lee reported on RFID metro card SmarTrip, which will now have to be replaced due to manufacturing company going out of business, and noted the open standards for RFID cards that could have prevented the vacuum left by the loss of SmarTrip. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Take a look at the previousdays transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introducedinCongress, and transparency related events. (The Open House Project)

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