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March 25, 2008

Supporting the Bipartisan Transparency community

I feel kind of lame, first of all, for not uttering so much as a tweet about last week being National Sunshine Week. After all, open government is fast becoming one of my pet concerns.

But it's never too late to be for greater transparency (unless, I suppose, you're someone who just voted against it, and is now having second thoughts). A Republican-led effort to provide "a free website where the public and the media could see in detail how every tax dollar is raised and spent" deserves our attention. House Bill 3094 is the legislation.

From the press release:

The federal government enacted a similar service in 2006. Fast on their heals [sic], several states - Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas - have recently implemented similar websites or are in the process of doing so.

Democrats would be wise to "join hands across the aisle" and fully support this measure.

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Government | By joe lance | 09:09 PM