Critics say Tester’s government transparency bill is too vague

Sen. Jon Tester’s government transparency bill, the Public Online Information Act of 2010, is drawing some criticism from lobbyists for government contractors and from some transparency advocates, writes Aliya Sternstein at NextGov.

Tester introduces bill to put more public records online

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced a bill before the U.S. Senate that would require government agencies to publish all their public records online, the Associated Press reports. The Public Online Information Act (PDF) would put documents into a large, searchable government database where anyone with Internet access could see them, the Billings Gazette said.… Continue reading Tester introduces bill to put more public records online

Billings Gazette releases an iPhone app

The Billings Gazette has released its iPhone app, called simply “Billings Gazette.” It’s a free app available in the iTunes Store. The app has four sections displayed by default in tabs across the top of the screen: news, opinion, sports and entertainment. More news is accessible via the “more” menu in the black bar at… Continue reading Billings Gazette releases an iPhone app