January 21, 2022

Roundup: New Databases/Data Sets from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Wisconsin

1. Vermont: Common Cause Launches Campaign Finance Database (via Vermont Digger) Direct to Database 2. New Hampshire: Searchable Database Looks at 2.4 Million State Transactions (via NHOpenGov.org) Direct to Database 3. Wisconsin: New Database Allows People to Search Recall Petitions (via WUVM Radio) Direct to Database

Campaign Finance: OpenSecrets.org Unveils New Interactive Features To Monitor 2012 Presidential Money Race

From the OpenSecrets Blog: As the presidential money chase continues to heat up, the Center for Responsive Politics is rolling out several new features to help you keep tabs on the 2012 race for the White House. Part of the “Banking on Becoming President” database on  OpenSecrets.org, these features aim to help the public better […]

"New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers"

From Fast Company: At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new Gmail plug-in they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or received by the people and organizations who […]