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

News Roundup:

  • Both Reps. Crowley and Higgins from New York have signed lobbyists to “oversee their interests in the decennial remapping process.” Politico
  • A new lobbying bill introduced in Nevada would require lobbyists to report their activity even when the Legislature is not in session. Lobby Comply Blog
  • A new study done by the Center for Responsive Politics and Remapping Debate indicates that at least 130 current top Congressional staffers are former lobbyists. Open Secrets
  • After being defeated in the last election, Rep. Herseth Sandlin, a senior whip in the House Democratic Caucus and a co-chair of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition, is heading to K St., joining OFW Law. The Hill/Roll Call
  • According to a new Roll Call study, 680 campaigns have failed to file more than 900 Federal Election Commission required filings total since 2000. Roll Call $
  • TechAmerica Foundation, an industry group with a record of shaping federal information technology policy, has established a cloud computing commission to advise the White House on outsourcing over $20 billion in IT services. Next Gov
  • A Senate subcommittee investigation found that a quarter-million-dollar public relations contract was badly mismanaged by the General Services Administration, creating waste. Government Executive
  • Transparency scorecard Tech President

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 3/3:

  • None.

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None.

Transparency events scheduled for 3/3:

  • None.

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