N.M. bill aims to put judge disclosures back online

By Kytja Weir

Bill calls for posting judge's financial disclosures online in wake of Center for Public Integrity investigation on transparency.

More corporations revealing 'dark money' donations

By Dave Levinthal

Corporations are still mostly mum about political contributions, but more and more are reporting donations to secretive nonprofits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Political Accountability":

"… ts at all, according to the first-of-its-kind study, which the nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability is producing. An even greater share of corporations — more than one-fou …"

"… . The study shows a slow shift toward transparency, said Bruce Freed, the Center for Political Accountability’s president. Shareholder pressure, changes in corporate governance …"

"… ure, changes in corporate governance standards and publicity from the Center for Political Accountability’s more detailed and annual corporate transparency index of S&P 200 c …"

"… cycle.” The S&P 500 study will also note that of the companies the Center for Political Accountability investigated: About four in five publicly release at least some of thei …"

'State Integrity Investigation' has blockbuster first year

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Sixteen states take Center's State Integrity Investigation to heart, initiate government reform

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rhode Island":

"… initiated in 16 states. Four of those states — Delaware, Iowa, Maine and Rhode Island — have passed laws or issued executive orders improving disclosure and a …"

"… have been slow to act, in some cases the executive branch has stepped in. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee created a new online portal in January 2013 to display …"

Data transparency advocates register lobbyist

By Dave Levinthal

Coalition pressing government for free, standardized information registers first lobbyist.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Transparency":

"… ittee on Oversight and Government Reform, will lobby on behalf of the Data Transparency Coalition, which wants the federal government to institute "greater effici …"

"… also founder and executive director of the nonprofit coalition. The Data Transparency Coalition, whose members include firms such as Teredata, SAP, Adaptive and …"

"… t push for passage of a revamped version of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which died during the last congressional session.   The gr …"

IMPACT: Rhode Island to publish more state records online

By Nicholas Kusnetz

IMPACT: New 'Transparency Portal' provides easy access to government data

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Integrity":

"… corruption risk released in March. The project is a collaboration between Global Integrity, Public Radio International and the Center for Public Integrity. Global In …"

"… Integrity, Public Radio International and the Center for Public Integrity. Global Integrity has been working with Chafee’s office to help bolster the state’s open …"

Best of 2012: Accountability

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity's top accountability stories of 2012

Weekly Watchdog 3/22/12

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Excerpts from this story referencing "media organizations":

"… — has been quoted, praised, assailed or otherwise cited by more than 200 media organizations, from The New York Times to NPR and dozens of public radio stations, and f …"

State Integrity Investigation turning heads

By Bill Buzenberg

Collaborative State Integrity Investigation cited by more than 100 media organizations in first two days

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Washington Post":

"… organizations. The investigation has been featured in outlets such as The Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Miami Herald and the Chicago T …"

About the State Integrity Investigation

By iWatch News

The reporting process, partners and funders for the State Integrity Investigation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rita Allen Foundation":

"… . The project received major funding from the Omidyar Network and the Rita Allen Foundation, with additional support from the Rockefeller Family Fund. …"

Methodology

By iWatch News

Additional information on the data for the State Integrity Investigation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Integrity":

"… zations.To identify the project’s Corruption Risk Indicators, staff from Global Integrity and the Center for Public Integrity contacted nearly 100 state-level organ …"

"… d in the day-to-day realities of state government operations. In addition, Global Integrity and the Center for Public Integrity included additional indicators that th …"

"… indicators were drawn from the Center’s States of Disclosure project and Global Integrity’s Global Integrity Report and Local Integrity Initiative efforts.The pro …"

"… from the Center’s States of Disclosure project and Global Integrity’s Global Integrity Report and Local Integrity Initiative efforts.The project’s final 330 …"

State Integrity Investigation releases preliminary data on government transparency

By iWatch News

The State Integrity Investigation makes available a massive collection of data on transparency in state governments

Excerpts from this story referencing "Global Integrity":

"… as accurate as possible,” wrote Nathaniel Heller, executive director at Global Integrity, a partner for the project.“We made early decisions to publish the names …"

"… before the official project launch. Many of those decisions were novel for Global Integrity, and we are anxiously awaiting early feedback to see whether some of this …"

"… tegrity Investigation is a partnership of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International.  …"

New grants fund 50-state corruption risk index

New grants support 50-state corruption index from Center, partners

Observe Sunshine Week by telling us your experience

By Julie Vorman

Supporters of transparency in government can observe annual Sunshine Week, March 14-20, by telling The Center for Public Integrity about ina

Excerpts from this story referencing "Data Mine":

"… project of the Center for Public Integrity and the Sunlight Foundation. …"

"… n at a National Archives storage building in suburban Washington, D.C. The Data Mine also looked at how the Agriculture Department’s data-rich site continues …"

"… ess about the importance of open government and freedom of information.The Data Mine is a joint project of the Center for Public Integrity and the Sunlight Fou …"

New House bill would put gov’t documents online

By Julie Vorman

No government information would be considered “public” unless it is posted on the Internet in user-friendly formats, according to a House bi

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steve Israel":

"… er-friendly formats, according to a House bill introduced on Tuesday. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., says his legislation aims to redefine the meaning of “public” …"

The Data Mine launched by The Center for Public Integrity and Sunlight Foundation

By Jim Morris

President Obama's Open Government Initiative urges federal agencies to make “high-value” data publicly available at www.data.gov. But agenci

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sunlight Foundation":

"… se format. Today, the Center for Public Integrity, in partnership with the Sunlight Foundation, launches The Data Mine, an online series that will highlight inaccessible …"

"… he Data Mine is a joint project of the Center for Public Integrity and the Sunlight Foundation. …"

State ethics update — June 19

By Caitlin Ginley

Here’s our biweekly round-up of recent developments regarding ethics policies in the states. PaperTrail is digging through the news for the