Here is a look at what happened recently on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including news that the financial sector is contributing large amounts for key House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), reports that lobbyists are gearing up to fight for items that were cut in budget negotiations, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Lisa Rosenberg announced that Senator John Tester has joined a very small handful of Senators who electronically file their campaign finance disclosure reports online with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Kaitlin Lee compiled the tax day guide to government spending through tax expenditures and tax code. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- John Wonderlich announced that Rep. Peters introduced a new bill, H. Res. 230, to require all legislation that hasn’t been reported out of committee to be posted online for at least 72 hours. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman detailed the way forward to continuing the effort to Save the Data, noting how federal CIO Vivek Kundra can work with other federal departments to help keep government data online. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Ryan Sibley reported that Gary Lynch, former head of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the 1980s, has joined Bank of America as the global chief of legal, compliance and regulatory relations. (Sunlight Reporting Group)