Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell celebrates the launch of Delaware’s Open Data Portal, an interactive website that provides new access to public information that impacts the lives of Delawareans and their families. The site reflects his administration’s commitment to creating higher levels of openness and transparency in state government and empowers members of the public, researchers, and others to use this information to recommend solutions to the challenges we face and create new applications that will benefit our communities.
Today Governor Markell issued a statement praising a U.S. Supreme Court decision that let stand Delaware’s Elections Disclosure Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion affirming the constitutionality of the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act, which was proposed and signed by Governor Markell in 2012.
Following efforts by the Governor and legislators to address the transparency and efficiency of Delaware elections, the Senate today passed House Substitute 1 to House Bill 302—a bill that will create a more unified and efficient structure for conducting elections, while making it easier to report and investigate campaign finance violations.
As the last days of the General Assembly’s 2013 session wind down, Delawareans can follow the groups engaged on various bills with the Delaware Public Integrity Commission’s online Public Integrity Reporting System.
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