Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana webinars--seeking your input on government transparency tools
August 21, 2009 - MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is considering the development of new transparency websites for Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas to shine a light on campaign money given to state politicians and how those politicians vote. If you are a resident of one of these states, or a nonprofit group, foundation, journalist, or blogger with operations there, we want your input.
MAPLight.org Releases 'OpenSecrets Open Data' Software
July 28, 2009 - MAPLight.org is committed to supporting the open source community as well as the greater government transparency movement. We are pleased to announce the release of new software to help the sharing and use of data about money and politics.With the hard work of programmer Neil Drumm and encouragement from the Center for Responsive Politics (‘CRP’)...
MAPLight.org Mapping Money and Politics Data Mashup Project Featured in The Economist
June 4, 2009The EconomistJeanette BorzoRead the article: Mapping a Better World
MAPLight.org Receives James Madison Freedom of Information Award from Society of Professional Journalists - NorCal Chapter
March 2, 2009You're invited!The awards banquet will be held on March 18, 2009, at the New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis Street in San Francisco, CA. Reserve your ticket now! (See below for more details.)
ABC-7 TV: Local Organization Tracks Money and Politics by Mark Matthews
September 15, 2008ABC-7 TVThe turmoil on Wall Street is fueling political attacks, but so far it's done nothing to help consumers with credit problems.
San Francisco Chronicle: Site Tracks Influence of Interest Groups by Tom Abate
August 14, 2008San Francisco ChronicleTom AbateDaniel Newman, MAPLight.org's executive director, said "MAPLight.org puts these active bills into its mashup engine...
MAPLight.org Honored to be One of Eight Recipients of the 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
August 6, 2008A note from the Judges about MAPLight.org: "Every taxpayer should take a hard look at this site. Never before have citizens been able to so easily track the influences on their elected officials." Interactivity & Empowerment: Eight Innovators Place in 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism
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