government transparency http://kbia.org en Study evaluates transparency of Mo. spending http://kbia.org/post/study-evaluates-transparency-mo-spending <p>The Missouri Public Research Group Foundation, a non-partisan organization, conducted a study to rate each of the 50 states on how well they provide online access to government spending data.&nbsp; Missouri received a C+.&nbsp; Phineas Baxandall, a Senior Analyst for Tax and Budget Policy for the U.S. Public Research Group Foundation, says though a lot of spending information is easily accessible, information on some subsidies or funds given to non-governmental is hard to find.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:19:59 +0000 A.J. Feather 51094 at http://kbia.org Why government transparency matters--and not just to journalists! http://kbia.org/post/why-government-transparency-matters-and-not-just-journalists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the&nbsp;</span>CoMo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Explained podcast we talk about why government transparency matters.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Scott Pham 34880 at http://kbia.org Why government transparency matters--and not just to journalists! Lobbyist Gifts To Mo. Legislators Exceed $600,000 http://kbia.org/post/lobbyist-gifts-mo-legislators-exceed-600000 April was a good month for legislators hoping to receive freebies from lobbyists, showing a sharp uptick from the previous month in gifts, according to the most recent <a href="http://www.lobbyingmissouri.org/" target="_blank">lobbyist disclosures.</a><p>The grand total for gifts so far is $619,157. Once again, the vast majority (75%) of the gifts for this month were to groups and committees instead of individual legislators. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:28:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 34854 at http://kbia.org Lobbyist Gifts To Mo. Legislators Exceed $600,000 Why government transparency is on the decline http://kbia.org/post/why-government-transparency-decline <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:42:48 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 34799 at http://kbia.org Why government transparency is on the decline