Government Transparency Is Making Data Understandable

What is government transparency? President Obama promised to post all non-emergency bills brought to his desk on his website for a five day public review period. In a memo to his staff, Obama wrote, “Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their government is doing.” While on the surface, these initiatives andContinue reading “Government Transparency Is Making Data Understandable”

Participating in Local Government Can Be Rewarding

$700B to the financial sector. $25B to the auto makers. A couple billion here and a couple billion there. At the national and federal level, decisions are made that affect millions and cost billions. At the local level, say city and county, decisions affects thousands and costs thousands to hundreds of thousands to a fewContinue reading “Participating in Local Government Can Be Rewarding”