Agency Transparency

The Changing Meaning of Transparency

The Changing Meaning of Transparency

Scholar argues that despite progressive roots, U.S. transparency laws have taken an anti-government focus.

A Real, Not Faux, Transparency Proposal for Regulatory Science

A Real, Not Faux, Transparency Proposal for Regulatory Science

A real EPA transparency rule should be grounded in scientific practices, not constituency interests.

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

New requirements such as notice-and-comment periods and public hearings should improve transparency.

The Sunshine Act and Transparency at the FCC

The Sunshine Act and Transparency at the FCC

New practice of releasing drafts of proposed actions enhances the public’s understanding of agency actions.

Preventing Regulatory Capture

Preventing Regulatory Capture

When a regulation’s benefits exceed its costs, simplicity and interdisciplinary processes are essential to reducing capture.

Congress Enacts Infrastructure Reform, but Implementation Lags

Congress Enacts Infrastructure Reform, but Implementation Lags

Transportation bill aims to bring change and certainty to the implementation of major infrastructure projects.

We Are All Publicists Now

We Are All Publicists Now

The last five years saw a fundamental shift in how the government interacts with the public.

Corruption and Government

Corruption and Government

In the fight against government corruption, administrative law can be a powerful tool.

It’s Time to Make Rulemaking Really Transparent on Agency Websites

It’s Time to Make Rulemaking Really Transparent on Agency Websites

Regulatory agencies should do more to make information about proposed rules more accessible.

Freedom of Information Act Report Cards

Freedom of Information Act Report Cards

Center for Effective Government gives several major agencies failing grades for transparency.

Federal Agency Recommends Improvements in Government Transparency

Federal Agency Recommends Improvements in Government Transparency

Latest ACUS recommendations seek to promote a more open and efficient government.