It’s national Sunshine Week across America, sponsored by the American Society of News Editors. It’s a week for government watchdog groups like ours, OpenTheBooks.com, as well as journalists, to call for open government and transparency.
Much of the information we uncover isn’t pretty, which is why so many government officials prefer to keep some things hidden. Consider what we learned this year about federal employees: There are 30,000 rank-and-file federal employees out-earning every governor of the 50 states. At 78 large federal agencies, average pay exceeded $100,000…. …read more
Read more here: Three Steps Toward a More Transparent Government