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Bigger budget for transparency needed

"It is now time to provide adequate staffing to the Office of Open Government.... It is both fiscally responsible and a matter of good government," Thomas M. Susman told committee.

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Coalition's first amicus brief tests Council exemption claim

Superior Court ruling would create 'FOIA black hole' from which Council records might never escape.

Aaron Weiner, Josh Podoll and Denise Rucker Krepp (l-r) discuss Metro accident secrecy.
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Metro's secrecy highlight of Open Government Summit

When public need for details is greatest, WMATA records policy is least helpful, panelists say.

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 5:17pm

As the D.C. Council took final action on the 2016 budget, marchers picketed in front of the Wilson Building Tuesday (30) chanting "Open Government Now."  

Inside, Council members agreed, sort of.

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:37am

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s effort to outfit District police officers with body cameras hit a fresh obstacle Tuesday, when council members tried to block implementation of the program next year unless she ensures public transparency.