May 15, 2021

U.S. Government: Budget For Online Data Transparency Projects CUT (From $34 Million to $8 Million)

From a Sunlight Foundation Blog Post by Dan Schuman: Details emerging last night on the FY 2011 budget agreement indicate that the electronic government fund will be cut to $8m from the $34 million appropriated in FY 2010, a reduction to 1/4 of its previous funding. As I explained previously, some projects facing defunding include […]

From TRAC: "New Website Tracks FOIA Withholding Challenges"

From a TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) Announcement: Details about every new court challenge to the withholding of information by the Obama Administration are now available on a new website developed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Designed to bring more transparency to FOIA withholding decisions, the new site — http://FOIAproject.org — gives the American […]

"Landmark Public Online Information Act [POIA] Jointly Reintroduced In House And Senate"

From a Sunlight Foundation Blog Post by Dan Schuman: Today Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) reintroduced the landmark Public Online Information Act. If enacted, POIA would bring the government into the 21st century by requiring the government to embrace the presumption that government-held information, already required to be public, must be […]