Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including news of the thousands of signatures to Sunlight’s Save the Data open letter to Congress, the introduction of the Public Online Information Act in both the House and the Senate, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman announced that over 2,000 people have signed Sunlight’s open letter to Congress that calls on legislators to save online transparency programs from budget cuts. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman announced that the latest short term budget resolution proposal by House Republicans funds online transparency programs at half the level as last year instead of cutting them to virtually nothing, showing that Sunlight’s Save the Data response is working. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman announced that the topic for the next Advisory Committee on Transparency panel will be the future of the Congressional Research Service in the wake of its director’s retirement on April 2. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Tom Lee gave some updates on what’s going on in Sunlight Labs, highlighting updates on Open States, Sunlight Health, Django updates and more. (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. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)