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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.

Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full

Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full

New government website teaches users how to request government information but with mixed reactions.

OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov

OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov

OIRA recommends that agencies promote public access by uploading rulemaking documents in a timely, consistent fashion.

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.

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.

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Proposed MSHA Regulation Seeks to Strengthen Pattern of Violation Provisions

Mine safety regulator proposes criteria for improving worker protection.

Obama’s Order on Equity and Regulatory Analysis

Obama’s Order on Equity and Regulatory Analysis

President Obama’s new Executive Order stresses analysis of equity issues in rulemaking, in addition to calling for a review of existing regulation.

State of the Union and Responses Highlight Key Differences Over Regulation

State of the Union and Responses Highlight Key Differences Over Regulation

President Obama and Republican leaders debate health care, environmental regulation, and other regulatory issues.

New Executive Order Promotes Public Participation

New Executive Order Promotes Public Participation

Obama’s recent order makes promising strides toward improving participation in agency rulemaking.

Bipartisan E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 Introduced to Enhance Transparency

Bipartisan E-Rulemaking Act of 2010 Introduced to Enhance Transparency

Senators aim to require the government to put information concerning regulation on the Internet.