Increase Innovation and Government Accountability Through Open Data | America’s Goals policy library
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"At its worst point, only half of Americans trusted their state governments. This lack of trust and belief that their vote doesn’t matter decreases voter participation. Making public integrity data, like campaign finance data, ethics filings, and budget and legislative material available through a state open data website gives voters the information they need to restore trust in government and increase civic participation. Open data also support economic development by making valuable government data -- from traffic patterns, to licensing, to labor statistics -- easily available for use by localities, researchers, and entrepreneurs. The Accountability and Engagement Through Transparency Act increases innovation and government accountability through open data...."
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