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Open Government and Its Impact

Open Government and Its Impact

Defining open government and conceptualizing its success are key first steps in developing a transparency research agenda.

Why the REINS Act Is Unwise If Not Also Unconstitutional

Why the REINS Act Is Unwise If Not Also Unconstitutional

A proposed act would hinder needed regulations, thereby interfering with the executive branch’s constitutional authority to execute the law.

Let’s Review the Rules

Let’s Review the Rules

Agencies can narrow the political gap over regulation by retrospectively measuring the actual impact of their regulations.

Budget Deal May Shut Down Open Government Websites

Budget Deal May Shut Down Open Government Websites

The Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative takes a budget hit.

Regulatory Agencies Plan for Federal Government Shutdown

Regulatory Agencies Plan for Federal Government Shutdown

Agencies show how they would react to a funding hiatus.

Scholars Debate Whether the Administrative Procedure Act Provides Sufficient Transparency

Scholars Debate Whether the Administrative Procedure Act Provides Sufficient Transparency

Scholars argue that agencies do not weigh sufficiently comments they receive under the APA.

A “Noah’s Ark of Scholars” Discusses Strategies for Increasing Public Engagement with the Government

A “Noah’s Ark of Scholars” Discusses Strategies for Increasing Public Engagement with the Government

The federal government hosts conference to promote research on open government.

Coming Soon!  New Format for The Regulatory Review

Coming Soon! New Format for The Regulatory Review

The Regulatory Review announces redesigned website.

Senate Bill Would Codify Benefit-Cost Analysis and Guidance Procedures

Senate Bill Would Codify Benefit-Cost Analysis and Guidance Procedures

Senator proposes legislation to require cost-benefit analysis and steps for issuing non-binding guidance.

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

House subcommittee meets to consider the effectiveness of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Federal Budget Battle Centers on Regulation

Federal Budget Battle Centers on Regulation

Regulatory agencies’ budgets a focal point in negotiations over government spending.

Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Congressional Republicans Seek to Put the “REINS” on Costly Agency Rulemaking

Republican legislation would require Congress to approve major rules passed by federal agencies.