Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.

  • Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including details of how the earmark ban is being fudged by lawmakers, news that House staff saw the redesigned House website, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Nicko Margolies announced the Sunshine Week panel hosted by OpenTheGovernment.org and the Center for American Progress that Sunlight Labs director Tom Lee spoke on the role of technology in advancing open government. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Scott Stadum highlighted Sunlight’s new Tumblr, Sunlight’s GoViz Blog, as his Tool for Transparency of the week. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal pointed to the fact Citizen’s Ynited has led to the proliferation of “social action” nonprofits, creating a sense of a permanent campaign. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal announced the new Super PAC “Stop Public Unions Now”, created in the wake of the Wisconsin public employee union collective bargaining debate. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported that the vote to defund NPR without providing 72 hours for the public to review violated a pledge by Speaker Boehner to require every bill be made available for at least 72 hours online and in public. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal included a video of the many times that Speaker Boehner pledged 72 hours of public review for all bills. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Zubedah Nanfuka included the weekly roundup of transparency bloggers highlighting bloggers from Illinois, Hawaii, Georgia, and Virginia. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Paul Blumenthal reported on the court case in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, over whether public records should be readily available and included a court transcript where a county worker spends ten pages worth of transcript refusing to state that he knows what a photocopier is. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
  • Tom Lee blogged on what’s going on in Sunlight Labs, highlighting Datajam, Jeremy’s many django projects, and all the many other projects constantly happening in Labs. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Tom Lee reported on the difficulty of defining “high value data”, as influenced by his Sunshine Week panel on transparency and open government. (Sunlight Labs Blog)
  • Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (Transparency Caucus Blog)

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