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March 11, 2013

By Lili Shirley

5 Great Online Tools for Mining Public Records



Paper Stack Thanks to our open records laws, you can find a treasure trove of information on the web—everything from details about publically traded companies to where stimulus funds are going.

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Topics: Open Government

March 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Transparency Advocates Span the Political Spectrum



Open Government To kick off Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of all things open government, we’d like to point you to a great story in The Washington Examiner about how transparency advocates can be found across the political spectrum.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 7, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

POGO and Partners Shine Light on Best Practices for Openness



Government Accountability POGO and partner organizations release report in advance of Sunshine Week entitled Highlighted Best Practices for Openness and Accountability.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 26, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Advocates Fight Oil Companies on Transparency



Oil Rig Major oil companies should stop fighting transparency laws that force extractive industries to disclose payments to governments, said Dominic Eagleton of Global Witness in an op-ed in The Huffington Post.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

February 22, 2013

By Mia Steinle

Extractives Revenue Openness Initiative Holds First Meeting



Energy and Natural Resources Representatives from civil society, industry, and government came together last week to plan how to make the government’s collection of royalty payments from natural resources companies more transparent.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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