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Ethics Board site offers welcome contrast to state IT mistakes

Madison, Wis. - Abandoned and failed information technology programs have cost state government tens of millions of dollars in recent years, a trend that has some members of the Legislature wondering if it's time to hire a bunch of computer-savvy 15-year-olds to reprogram the whole mess.

There's probably no need to hit the Control Z keys to undo all o......

Full article >>> or reporter or legislator can look up a bill and learn who is paying whom to try to affect its outcome. That's transparent democracy.

Lobbyists-on-Line (is) unlike anything accomplished in other states, wrote David C. King, an associate professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. The web-based resource provides up-to-date online summaries ......

Full article >>> said. I saw my mission as making the information used and useful, or to stop collecting it. I was interested in disseminating information that would inform and affect public policy in the weeks and months ahead, not collecting information about what lobbyists did last year.

IT that pays off

The Ethics Board's website has essentially ended stealth lobbying, in which shadowy......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 06/08/07


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