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Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:59pm in fmulhauser's blog
Genet Amare, an official with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in Superior Court that -- if its allegations are proved -- gives a rare window on a D.C agency’s...
Posted Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:28am in fmulhauser's blog
Traci Hughes may have been denied a second five-year term as Director of the D.C.
Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:47am in fmulhauser's blog
Rewriting the law to end the independence of the D.C. Office of Open Government this summer, the D.C.
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:53am in fmulhauser's blog
Where to locate schools in D.C. shouldn’t be hard, but rational plans for building and remodeling have eluded city officials for years. And even when the D.C.
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:29pm in fmulhauser's blog
Patrick Madden of WAMU-FM reports today (19) on District of Columbia police conduct using data from almost 500...
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 4:24pm in fmulhauser's blog
As the firehose of information swells apace, many organizations and outlets are providing a handy aggregator (21st century term for "clipping service") so you can quickly catch up on a lot.  Here's the Open Government...
Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:02am in fmulhauser's blog
New data on public requests in 2017 for video from D.C. police body-worn cameras show volume and costs remain far less than forecast during the heated debate in 2015. 
Posted Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:35pm in fmulhauser's blog
Without hearings or discussion, the D.C. Council has rewritten the law to weaken key protections for the independence of the Office of Open Government and its director. The office enforces open meeting requirements for...
Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:31pm in admin's blog
  As a parent raising children in a city whose education system is ruled by the scandal du jour, I worry about a proposed amendment which will further entrench us into a culture of darkness. The D.C. Council’s...
Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:18am in fmulhauser's blog
Public records obtained from D.C. agencies under the local Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have again in recent months been useful for those trying to understand and improve our government. Read on as we run down how...
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:00am in fmulhauser's blog
Only a few days remain until a final D.C. Council vote in early June that could strip the Office of Open Government of its role as independent watchdog over open meetings, public records requests and government...
Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 12:00am in fmulhauser's blog
 new twist on transparency: if the D.C. Council asks the executive to collect some data, but it doesn't happen, does the public have a legal claim that it had a right to that data? Or (if the delay is several years)...
Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 12:00am in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 7-30-18: In a six-hour hearing the proposed new data and research hub for D.C.
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