2013 Sunshine Review press mentions

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
SR press room.png

Yellowbar2.jpg

April

  1. Boston Herald, Legislature must open up on spending, April 1, 2013
  2. Erie Times-News, Erie School District earns A+ for transparency, April 1, 2013
  3. Brandon Info, Supe's On, April 2, 2013
  4. Independent Mail, SDPC website shines with national award for transparency, April 3, 2013
  5. Ocala.com, School district earns fourth Sunny Award, April 4, 2013
  6. Naples News, Collier County government wins national award for website transparency, April 4, 2013
  7. North Escambia, Escambia School District Honored For Transparent Website, April 9, 2013
  8. Daily Herald, Always sunny in...Naperville?, April 11, 2013
  9. Progress Index, Chesterfield earns A+ grade for transparency, openness, April 11, 2013
  10. West Jordan Journal, City website earns national honors, April 18, 2013
  11. Idaho Mountain Express, School District wins ‘Sunny Award’, April 17, 2013
  12. Watchdog, PA House committee shuts transparency loophole for Penn State, other universities, April 22, 2013
  13. PA Independent, PA House committee shuts transparency loophole for Penn State, other universities, April 22, 2013

March

  1. Syracuse Post-Standard, Sunshine Week: A brief guide to getting information from the government, March 10, 2013
  2. Virginia News, National Award Recognizes Most Transparent State, Local Governments, March 13, 2013
  3. Civ Source, Sunshine Review Honors State's Transparency, Florida Leads the Pack, March 13, 2013
  4. West Demoins Patch, West Des Moines Schools Get High Marks During Sunshine Week, March 13, 2013
  5. Wicked Local, Local legislators weigh in on government transparency, March 13, 2013
  6. AZ Central, State, county are transparent with finance websites, March 11, 2013
  7. Rapid City Journal, Despite setbacks, advocates pledge to keep fighting for open government, March 11, 2013
  8. Omaha.com, World-Herald editorial: The need for openness in Nebraska, March 5, 2013
  9. Sharon Herald, Proposals would limit inmates’ records request, March 7, 2013
  10. Rapid City Journal, EDITORIAL: Bill would hide salary information, March 3, 2013
  11. Broken Arrow Ledger, ‘A+’ rating for BA from ‘Sunshine Review’, March 13, 2013
  12. Holly Springs-Hickory Patch, Organization Touts Canton, Cherokee Government Websites as Most Transparent, March 13, 2013
  13. Chicago Tribune, City Receives “Sunny Award” for Government Transparency Efforts from Sunshine Review, March 13, 2013
  14. Government Technology, Florida Shines in 2013 Transparency Awards, March 13, 2013
  15. Sunlight Foundation, Join us for a Twitter chat on FOIA, March 14, 2013
  16. Pioneer Press, Friday Opinuendo: On Sunshine Week, cameras in court and a weekend party, March 14, 2013
  17. Our Colorado News, Schools get ‘D’ for online transparency, March 14, 2013
  18. Tulsa World, City Hall report, March 15, 2013
  19. Capital Gazette, State government moving toward more transparency, March 15, 2013
  20. LA Times, Best known for scandal, Bell now getting A's for transparency, March 14, 2013
  21. Maui Now, Maui Wins Transparency Award For Website, March 14, 2013
  22. Knox News, Knox County wins 'Sunny Award' for website, March 14, 2013
  23. A Better Iowa, Six Iowa local governments get high marks for transparency, March 13, 2013
  24. Rapid City Journal, EDITORIAL: Transparency a struggle in state, March 14, 2013
  25. Quad-City Times, Davenport wins transparency award, March 14, 2013
  26. Cumberland Times-News, Garrett County government recognized for transparency, March 13, 2013
  27. Daily Press, Public records law says access should be easy, March 14, 2013
  28. Honolulu Civil Beat, Sunshine Review Gives High Marks To Kauai, Maui, March 13, 2013
  29. Gloucester Town Square, Gloucester County earns award for website transparency, March 15, 2013
  30. The Marietta Times, Open records provide info, March 15, 2013
  31. Canton-Sixes Patch, Canton, Cherokee Government Websites Named Most Transparent, March 13, 2013
  32. The Gazette, Iowa City, Johnson County score high on open government report, March 13, 2013
  33. World-Herald, World-Herald editorial: FURTHERMORE, March 14, 2013
  34. TC Palm, St. Lucie County website earns national transparency award, March 14, 2013
  35. Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa gets 'A' for transparency, March 13, 2013
  36. Henry Daily Herald, Henry County wins award for ‘transparency’, March 14, 2013
  37. Woodstock-Townlake Patch, Cherokee, Canton Government Websites Named Most Transparent, March 13, 2013
  38. Oklahoma Watchdog, Oklahoma’s local governments win total of 10 transparency awards, March 13, 2013
  39. The Virginia Gazette, City wins sunshine award, March 14, 2013
  40. Public CEO, Costa Mesa wins National Transparency Award, March 14, 2013
  41. KBTX, City of Huntsville Wins National Transparency Award, March 14, 2013
  42. Eldersburg, Carroll County Wins National Transparency Award, March 14, 2013
  43. Idaho Press, Canyon County wins transparency award, March 14, 2013
  44. Albany Tribune, Albany Wins National Transparency Award, March 13, 2013
  45. Des Moines Register, Government transparency report issues grades to Iowa cities, March 13, 2013
  46. Sacramento Bee, National Award Recognizes Most Transparent State, Local Governments, March 13, 2013
  47. The Advocate, Our Views: Awards tout transparency, March 19, 2013
  48. Storify, Sunshine Week Twitter FOIA chat, March 18, 2013
  49. Bradenton Herald, Manatee County receives Sunny Award honoring government transparency, March 20, 2013
  50. The Gazette, Sunshine Week: Putting the public in public information, March 19, 2013
  51. Explorer News, Pinal County Earns State’s Only A+ for Transparency in Government, March 20, 2013
  52. Columbus Dispatch, Columbus website earns 'Sunny Award', March 13, 2013
  53. Metro Pulse, Burchett Garners Transparency Award, March 20, 2013
  54. Daily Herald, Naperville officials again scoff at high FOIA volumes, March 20, 2013
  55. Gilmer Mirror, Americans for Prosperity: Local Government Needs More Sunshine, March 17, 2013
  56. Wicked Local, Sunshine Week: Local legislators weigh in on open government initiatives, March 15, 2013
  57. Press-Citizen, Iowa City makes the grade on transparency, March Iowa City makes the grade on transparency, March 15, 2013
  58. Ellicott City Patch, Howard County Public Schools System Receives Sunny Award, March 17, 2013
  59. Wagoner Tribune, Wagoner County gets an A- from Sunshine Review, March 18, 2013
  60. Montgomery Media, Upper Dubin Township website receives transparency award, March 18, 2013
  61. Asbury Park Press, New Jersey websites lacking sunshine, March 15, 2013
  62. Sioux City Journal, OTHER VOICES: S.D. has work to do in the area of open government, March 16, 2013
  63. Albuquerque Journal, Northern New Mexico News in Brief, March 16, 2013
  64. The Maui News, Website recognized for its transparency, March 17, 2013
  65. TC Palm, Thumb up: Three government websites on Treasure Coast receive 'Sunny Awards', March 16, 2013
  66. The Oklahoman, Letting the sun shine in, March 16, 2013
  67. Richmond-Times Dispatch, Today’s top editorial: Wrap-up, March 20, 2013
  68. Evanston Patch, Evanston Wins 2013 Sunny Award for Website Transparency, March 15, 2013
  69. Delaware Daily Times, GUEST COLUMN: Pa. shines bright for government transparency, accountability, March 10, 2013
  70. KDFI, City of Wichita website wins award, March 18, 2013
  71. Baltimore Sun, Howard County schools win transparency award for website, March 20, 2013
  72. Jordan Levy, 2013 Sunny Awards, March 19, 2013
  73. Heritage Newspapers, ANN ARBOR: Sunshine Review salutes city's informational transparency, March 21, 2013
  74. Sunlight Foundation, Bell, California: Moving From Secrecy to Sunshine, March 21, 2013
  75. Cumblerland Times-News, Allegany County website receives group’s top award, March 23, 2013
  76. McKinney Town Square Buzz, High School Hallways: MISD Wins Award, Boyd Broadway Broncos Fundraiser, Sports and More, March 24, 2013
  77. Northwest Herald, County website again wins top transparency honor, March 20, 2013
  78. St. Louis Today, Education news for O'Fallon, Wentzville areas, March 23, 2013
  79. Bradenton Herald, Editorial: Thoughts on career boost, bad laws, transparency, March 20, 2013
  80. Our Colorado News, School board reacts to ‘D’ for transparency, March 15, 2013
  81. Boise State Public Radio, Four Idaho Websites Get National Award For Government Transparency, March 18, 2013
  82. Our Colorado News, Schools bump transparency grade to A-minus, March 26, 2013
  83. GTR Newspapers, Tulsa Earns 3rd Consecutive ‘A+’ Grade for Website Transparency, March 26, 2013
  84. Tampa Bay Weekly, County’s website gets an A+ for Sunshine, March 26, 2013
  85. Heritage Newspapers, EDITORIAL: Sunshine Review shines on good and poor governments alike, March 28, 2013
  86. New Jersey Herald, Vernon website tops in county, but not state, March 31, 2013
  87. In Maricopa, Pinal County rated best in state in transparency, March 22, 2013
  88. Journal Star, Editorial, 3/16: Upgrade government websites, March 15, 2013
  89. Franklin-Park Herald Journal, Agenda law complied with in varied ways in Franklin Park, Northlake, March 26, 2013
  90. Williamsburg Daily, Williamsburg Notebook: Voting Precinct Renamed; City Receives ‘Sunny’ Award, March 17, 2013
  91. NWA Online, Fayetteville School District Receives National Recognition for Website, March 19, 2013
  92. Sioux City Journal, Sioux City schools website honored, March 21, 2013
  • Additionally, there were 310 mentions through PR Newswire.

February

  1. Cherokee Tribune, County, Canton earn A+ for transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  2. Alabama Business Journal, Alabama needs more government transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  3. Clinton Herald, City may add communications specialist, Feb. 1, 2013
  4. Desert News, In our opinion: Transparency is good, Feb. 1, 2013
  5. GNC, The best and worst states for online transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  6. Quincy Journal, Illinois Week in Review for 1/28 to 2/2, Feb. 2, 2013
  7. Daily Independent, Greenup, Boyd get Fs in government transparency, Feb. 2, 2013
  8. Tech Wire, Sunshine Review ranks California first in transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  9. Argus Leader, S.D. cities, counties rank near bottom in online access, Feb. 3, 2013
  10. Montgomery County Media, Congratulations Gaithersburg, Feb. 3, 2013
  11. WZZM, Report: Governor Snyder keeps transparency promise, Feb. 3, 2013
  12. Politics PA, PA Scores A- For Government Transparency, Feb. 4, 2013
  13. Lower South Hampton Patch, Pennsylvania wins transparency recognition, Feb. 3, 2013
  14. The Oklahoman, ScissorTales: Law on Oklahoma City's side in water fight, Feb. 2, 2013
  15. Asbury Park Press, State rates well on transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  16. Cherokee Ledger News, Governments honored for transparency, Feb. 6, 2013
  17. Gov Tech, California Takes the Lead in Transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  18. Dallas News, Texas lets the sun shine on official records, Feb. 2, 2013
  19. Jackson Free Press, The Secrecy Must Stop, Feb. 6, 2013
  20. One News Page, Sunshine Review Gives District 200 'A+' for Transparency, Feb. 11, 2013
  21. Wheaton Patch, Sunshine Review Gives District 200 'A+' for Transparency, Feb. 11, 2013
  22. ABC Newspapers, County gets ‘A+’ for transparency, Feb. 9, 2013
  23. Tech Wire, Sunshine Review ranks California first in transparency, Feb. 1, 2013
  24. Governing, Group Grades Online Transparency for States, Local Governments, Feb. 6, 2013
  25. The Garden Island, Sunshine Law is brighter on Kaua‘i, Feb. 15, 2013
  26. Positively Naperville, City receives A+ Transparency Grade from Sunshine Review, Feb. 15, 2013
  27. WIFR, Winnebago County Unveils New Transparency Website, Feb. 20, 2013
  28. Trib Live, Raising the bar on transparency, Feb. 7, 2013
  29. Rapid City Journal, EDITORIAL: State failing at transparency, Feb. 14, 2013
  30. Clinton Herald, HERALD'S OPINION: There’s a better way for the city to get out its message, Feb. 14, 2013
  31. Bloomberg, Gun Lobby Helps Block Data Collection by Crimefighters, Feb. 12, 2013
  32. Pennsylvania Daily Local News, Portfolio: Pa. gets good transparency grades, Feb. 5, 2013
  33. Philly Burbs.com, CR superintendent says 'closed' meetings issue overblown; some residents disagree, Feb. 10, 2013
  34. New America Foundation, Finding Low Cost Models for Transparency, Feb. 11, 2013
  35. Review Online, County Web site gets revamping, Feb. 25, 2013
  36. Reporter Herald, Budgeting process should be more open, Feb. 27, 2013
  37. Times Online, Corbett's re-election chances on orange alert!, Feb. 24, 2013
  38. Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Sunday's top story: County, city websites criticized, Feb. 11, 2013
  39. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, County by county news for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2013

January

  1. Democrat and Chronicle, Greece school district given A-plus rating for transparency, Jan. 4, 2013
  2. Mableton.com, School system earns high marks for transparency, Jan. 4, 2013
  3. Gloucester Matthews Gazette Journal, 2012 in review: A look at Gloucester’s news stories, Jan 2, 2013
  4. Marietta Daily Journal, Around Town: City Surprise — Tumlin makes change on BLW board, Jan. 5, 2013
  5. Tooele Transcript, Person of the Year: Brent Marshall – Mayor reversed Grantsville’s fiscal fortunes, Jan. 8, 2013
  6. Cville Tomorrow, City, county websites independently graded, Jan. 8, 2013
  7. Sun Gazette, APS Gets ‘A-Minus’ Rating for Web Site, Jan. 15, 2013
  8. The Virginian Pilot, Mixed report on cities' transparency, Jan. 13, 2013
  9. Washington Examiner, Virginia delegate wants to exempt aides from FOIA, Jan. 15, 2013
  10. Inside Tuscan Business, Pima earns high marks on transparency review, Jan. 16, 2013
  11. East Cobb Patch, Cobb Schools Get Transparency Props, Jan. 21, 2013
  12. Bristol Herald Courier, National group gives government website A+, Jan. 27, 2012
  13. Dallas Morning News, Texas gets good grades for open-government transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  14. Al.com, Alabama government last in proactive transparency, report finds, Jan. 29, 2013
  15. Market Watch, Report Card Grades 50 States On Government Transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  16. Baltimore Business Journal, Maryland among leaders for government transparency, report says, Jan. 29, 2013
  17. Salt Lake Tribune, Utah receives ‘B’ for providing information to public, Jan. 29, 2013
  18. LA Times, Bill seeks to eliminate funding for Oklahoma Arts Council, Jan. 29, 2013
  19. Ohio Dispatch, Ohio earns a 'B' in online government transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  20. Sacramento Bee, Report Card Grades 50 States On Government Transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  21. Tax Watch, NY state, cities receive “Bs” in national transparency report; lower grades for county, schools, Jan. 29, 2013
  22. Albuquerque Business Journal, See how NM ranks on state government transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  23. The Press Enterprise, CALIFORNIA: State is golden when it comes to government transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  24. Washington Business Journal, Maryland among leaders for government transparency, report says, Jan. 29, 2013
  25. Gambit, Best of New Orleans, Louisiana scores a C+ for government website transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  26. Houma Today, Report grades parish websites on ambiguity, Jan. 29, 2013
  27. Missouri News, Illinois is broke, but at least it’s being honest, Jan. 29, 2013
  28. Illinois.net, IL gets high marks for websites, Jan. 30, 2013
  29. Nebraska Radio Network, On government transparency report, Nebraska ranks 50th, Jan. 30, 2013
  30. Evanston Now, Illinois is broke, but honest, Jan. 30, 2013
  31. Mitch Carr Show, Discussed Transparency Report Card, Jan. 29, 2013
  32. Civi Source, Sunshine Review Grades Transparency in States, Jan. 30, 2013
  33. The Telegraph, Illinois broke but honest, Jan. 30, 2013
  34. Desert News, Canyons District gets high marks from transparency advocacy group, Jan. 30, 2013
  35. Northeast Mississippi News, OTHER OPINION: Mississippi clouds its public information, Jan. 30, 2013
  36. Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona No. 29 for government transparency, Jan. 30, 2013
  37. Missouri News Horizon, Tennessee Gets ‘B’ For Usefulness of Gov’t Websites, Jan. 30, 2013
  38. Ballot News, Incarcerated former Illinois governor released into new era of transparency, Jan. 30, 2013
  39. Atlanta Business Journal, Georgia No. 19 for government transparency, Jan. 30, 2013
  40. Austin Business Journal, Texas No. 6 for government transparency, Jan. 30, 2013
  41. Pennsylvania Independent, Pennsylvania grades high on national transparency report, Jan. 30, 2013
  42. Houma Today, Goal more important than grade, Jan. 30, 2013
  43. Go Local Prov, REPORT: Rhode Island Government’s Transparency “Lagging”, Jan. 30, 2013
  44. Daily Comet, Report grades parish websites, Jan. 29, 2013
  45. Virtual Strategy, City of Bell, Calif. Unveils New Transparent Website, Jan. 24, 2013
  46. Sun Herald, Mississippi gets low grades for transparency on state, local websites, Jan. 29, 2013
  47. Watchdog.org, Pennsylvania grades high on national transparency report, Jan. 29, 2013
  48. Screams from the Porch, Government transparency grades out, Jan. 29, 2013
  49. Fay Observer, Sunshine Review ranks N.C. a B, Jan. 31, 2013
  50. Bethesda Patch, Maryland Ranks in Top 5 in U.S. for Government Transparency, Jan. 30, 2013
  51. Pioneer Press, Friday Opinuendo: On sunshine and fiscal excellence, Jan. 31, 2013
  52. Sun Herald, Editorial: Transparency should be a priority for public officials, Jan. 29, 2013
  53. Honolulu Civil Beat, Sunshine Watchdog Gives Hawaii ‘B’ For Gov’t Transparency, Jan. 29, 2013
  • In addition, there were 300+ mentions on PR Newswire.

Press releases

  1. Announcing 2013 Sunny Award Winners, March 13, 2013
  2. Report Card Grades 50 States On Government Transparency, Jan. 29, 2013