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.

'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 "Congress":

"… ch industry really advocating for this, and this is not going to happen if Congress doesn't hear from the tech industry," Hollister said. Hollister's registr …"

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 "Rhode Island":

"… y Investigation, which ranked it ninth among the states.  …"

"… inancial documents to the website over the next 18 months.“The people of Rhode Island deserve more and better information about the operation and management of …"

"… bout transparency,” said John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island.Christine Hunsinger, a spokeswoman for the governor, said his administrati …"

"… like to see included. “It’s an ongoing, iterative process,” she said.Rhode Island earned a B- for its access to public information from the State Integrity …"

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


State Integrity Investigation turning heads

By Bill Buzenberg

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

About the State Integrity Investigation

By iWatch News

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


By iWatch News

Additional information on the data for the State Integrity Investigation

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 "Integrity":

"… at transparency in U.S. state governments has been made public. The State Integrity Investigation released its preliminary findings — a set of more tha …"

"… eSee how your state fared in each of these areas, and 9 others on the StateIntegrity.org website.“We wanted to open the research and reporting process up to …"

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

"… 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 …"

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

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

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

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