Category Archives: Websites

York County, state, federal open records: A starter kit of resources

I’m getting ready to spend some time at the York Fair to talk about open records, and in preparation, I put together a starter kit of public records resources on the bookmarking service Evernote.

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Budget cuts threaten Data.gov, other transparency sites

Reports are that data.gov, a federal website designed to increase the public’s access to information about agencies, will shut down along with several other similar transparency websites. The Sunlight Foundation is running an online petition drive to send a message … Continue reading

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York Co. school district websites get (mostly) bad grades; one takes up the challenge

This is not pretty. The government transparency website Sunshine Review graded the websites of school districts across the country, based on how much public information was available on the sites — things ranging from taxes to budgets to meeting information … Continue reading

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A little help, please

I nearly disappeared into a black hole when I tried to find something on FEMA’s website last week. Not that I’d wish the same on anyone else, but I’m wondering if I just missed something obvious or if what I … Continue reading

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