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Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Police Chief Dotson Pledges More Transparency, Social Media Use

“[Citizens] have a right to know, and we have a responsibility to tell them about what we’re doing, what’s working, and what’s not working.”

02/12/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: Government Gag Orders

A statehouse colleague of mine recently wrote about being blocked from access to a tax expert in the state Revenue Department for a story she was pursuing.

09/28/2012

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Illinois Government Transparency Site Expands

It now provides links to lobbyist reports and the General Assembly.

06/21/2012

Missouri House Minority Caucus

Another Attempt at Ethics Reform

House Democratic Caucus is pressuring the legislature’s Republican leadership to reform ethics laws in Missouri.

03/20/2012

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Illinois Gets B- For Transparency

The state-by-state report puts Illinois in the middle of the pack.

03/19/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Hidden Government Officials

Despite the national trend toward transparency and openness in government, here in Missouri there has been a recent trend in the opposite direction.

11/07/2011

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