Portland skyline at night from across the Willamette RiverKelvin Kay/Wikimedia Commons

The Least Transparent Big City in America

A vague state public records law, technology snafus and a lack of communication slow and stymie the accountability process in the Rose City.

Government Transparency Primary category in which blog post is published
Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin’s Proposal Cuts Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms From S 1

Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, lobbyist disclosure, and other conflict of interest rules, as well as key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

To ‘Electrify Everything,’ Blockchain Projects Dial Up Green Energy

Decentralized technology is being used to swap carbon offsets internationally, create peer-to-peer energy trading, and promote greater renewable energy in power grids.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Laws Preventing Dark Money Disclosure Are Sweeping the Nation

ALEC-inspired bills making dark money disclosure illegal are passing more states each year.