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Bundestag: Opposition will Ausschüsse für Bürger öffnen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Bundestag will moderner und offener werden - doch wie ernst meint es das Parlament damit? Die Opposition plant jetzt eine Transparenz-Offensive: Die Bürger sollen grundsätzlich an allen Ausschusssitzungen teilnehmen dürfen.
transparency  political  science  democracy  Democratic  Process  Politics  Career  Politicians  Power  Play  backroom  deals  oversight 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
To the People of New Jersey | Blog | Tesla Motors
On Tuesday, under pressure from the New Jersey auto dealer lobby to protect its monopoly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state. Governor Christie had promised that this would be put to a vote of the elected state legislature, which is the appropriate way to change the law. When it became apparent to the auto dealer lobby that this approach would not succeed, they cut a backroom deal with the Governor to circumvent the legislative process and pass a regulation that is fundamentally contrary to the intent of the law.
middleman  teslamotors  Tesla  USA  democracy  backroom  deal  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  transparency  elonmusk  Career  Politicians  ethic  moral  accountability 
march 2014 by asterisk2a

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