Transparency Foundation’s Novel Plan to Inject Integrity into CA Election Offices

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative, Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

California’s elections have the highest risk of fraud – but a new effort being led by the Transparency Foundation aims to inject more integrity in the process.  Are you worried about the integrity of elections in California? Concerned that ballots are not being processed correctly? You’re not alone – but there’s something you can do about it.  The Transparency Foundation …

Special Interest Big Money in California Politics

dylan Confidence in Democracy Initiative, ConflictWatch, Open Government Institute

When you add up which side gets the most, the media’s current narrative crumbles. Link to Full Report For years, Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media have decried “Dark Money” and/or “Special Interest Money” influencing elections — supposedly, according to them, all in favor of Republicans.  Liberal groups repeatedly call for the repeal of the landmark Citizens United …

How Schools Are Diverting Billions in Covid-19 Funds for Bailouts

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

A report by the Transparency Foundation shows many K-12 school districts have simply used the Covid-19 funding to pad their balance sheets and, worse, offer pay raises and bonuses. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden signed into law the so-called “American Recovery Act” that brought federal direct funding to K-12 school districts to more than $200 …

Transparency Foundation Calls for Improved Oversight of Covid-19 Data

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

The Transparency Foundation is highlighting findings and recommendations being made today by the Government Accountability Office relating to the need for improved oversight of Covid-19 data as well as a need to evaluate the integrity and performance of a wide-range of associated Covid-19 relief programs funded by taxpayers. Among the highlights in today’s GAO Report: federal, state and local governments …