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Jerry Brito Alec E Transparency Presentation

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At the 2008 American Legislative Exchange Council, Maurice McTigue and Jerry Brito presented their research on transparency and accountability to state legislators.

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Jerry Brito Alec E Transparency Presentation

  1. 1. E-Transparency Jerry Brito
  2. 2. Government data is often not online.
  3. 3. Government data that is online is often not usable.
  4. 4. The FCC.
  5. 5. What is usable? 1. Searchable 2. Structured
  6. 6. What is searchable?
  7. 7. What is structured?
  8. 8. H.R.5140 Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 February 4, 2008 Introduced by Sen. Smith AN ACT To provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. • Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. • (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008'. • (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: ◦ Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--RECOVERY REBATES AND INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT ◦ Sec. 101. 2008 recovery rebates for individuals. ◦ Sec. 102. Temporary increase in limitations on expensing of certain depreciable business assets.
  9. 9. H.R.5140 Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 February 4, 2008 Introduced by Sen. Smith AN ACT To provide econo Introduced by Sen. Smith mic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. e it enacted by the Senate and B House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. a) Short Title- This Act ( may be cited as the `Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--RECOVERY REBATES AND INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT Sec. 101. 2008 recovery rebates for individuals. ...
  10. 10. <bill>H.R.5140</bill> <title>Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008</title> <date>February 4, 2008</date> <author>Introduced by Sen. Smith</author> <body>AN ACT To provide econo Introduced by Sen. Smith mic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008'. (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--RECOVERY REBATES AND INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT Sec. 101. 2008 recovery rebates for individuals. ... </body>
  11. 11. <bill>H.R.5140</bill> <title>Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008</title> <date>February 4, 2008</date> <author>Introduced by Sen. Smith</author> <body>AN ACT To provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. e it enacted by the Senate and B House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. a) Short Title- This Act ( may be cited as the `Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008'. ... </body>
  12. 12. Searchable + Structured = Usable
  13. 13. Mashups.
  14. 14. Why are mashups a good thing?
  15. 15. Recommendations.
  16. 16. 1. Require disclosures to be made online... 2. ...in a structured format. 3. Let third parties make the data even more useful to the public.
  17. 17. Thank you.

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