September 30, 2011

Transparency Review (9/26-9/30)

  • The black eye keeps getting darker for both Solyndra and the Obama Administration's green subsidy movement. According to The Hill, the U.S. Department of Energy has yet to disclose any lobbying reports from the embattled energy company. As part of the Recovery Act and Lobbying Disclosure Act, federal agencies must disclose lobbying for stimulus funds.
  • The Las Vegas Sun reported how Frank Woodbeck, Governor Sandoval's new Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation director, held two state jobs last fiscal year, essentially double-dipping by receiving two taxpayer-funded paychecks.
  • U.S. District Court Judge Berryl Howell gave the go-ahead for a lawsuit claiming the State Department violated the OPEN Government Act of 2007 by not giving Freedom of Information Act requestors an estimated time for completion of their request.
     
  • Visit http://www.npri.org/ to watch NPRI's 20th Anniversary video, and continue checking http://transparentnevada.com/ for the latest transparency updates.