Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including how the budget deal tests the transparency promise made by the Republicans in the House, updates on the Washington-Wall Street corridor, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman reported that the budget agreement shows major cuts for online transparency initiatives like USASpending.gov and Data.gov, noting that they were cut from $34 million to $8 million. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- John Wonderlich mentioned how the public was cut out of the budget negotiations, noting that the bill to continue funding the government will probably not see a full 72 hours online. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Nancy Watzman reported that the consumer complaint database launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) escaped the budget axe (for now). (Sunlight Reporting Group)
- Ali Felski detailed the new website for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), highlighting the changes made by the FCC and their similarity to the suggestions made by Sunlight. (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)