Category Archives: Government Reform

Report Card Finds Federal Agencies Still Struggling to Implement the Freedom of Information Act – 48 Years After Passage

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): On March 10, the Center for Effective Government released a report card grading federal agencies on their implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. The overall results were disappointing: no agency earned a … Continue reading

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Report Card on Federal Government Agencies

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): When you were in school, you’d get a report card at the end of each semester that would let you (and your parents) know how well you were doing and where you could … Continue reading

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Support the USA Freedom Act Today

From Take Part (http://www.takepart.com): There’s been a major breakthrough in the fight to protect the Fourth Amendment: Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner have introduced the USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA’s ability to track our phone … Continue reading

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New Bill To Drive Out ‘Cancer Of Big Money In Body Politic’

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/02/05-6 Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Government By the People Act takes aim at super PAC-run Washington to empower small donors – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer In the face of an unrelenting rise of super PACs, “shadow … Continue reading

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Shed Light on Corporate Political Spending

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): We have now come up to four years of allowing an unlimited volume of corporate money to flood the U.S. policy-making process, courtesy of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal … Continue reading

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ALEC Promotes Legislation that Threatens States’ Ability to Set Protection Standards

From the Center for Effective Government (http://www.foreffectivegov.org): The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization funded by industry trade associations and lobbyists, promotes “model bills” to state legislators that directly benefit the large corporations that fund them. ALEC has pushed … Continue reading

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Democracy Loses Out as Big Money Overwhelms Grassroots Campaigns

In Washington and Maine, a flood of corporate cash swings popular opinion on key ballot issues Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Jon Queally, staff writer Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/06-4 In two referendum battles that took place on opposite sides of … Continue reading

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USA Freedom Act Would Limit NSA Spying

WASHINGTON – October 29 – A bipartisan reform bill to rein in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection, analysis, and storage of Americans’ electronic communications has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill is … Continue reading

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