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Entries from March 30th, 2010

DMV data safe

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audits Division

DMV keeps data safe, audit says (Statesman-Journal, 3/19/10) Drivers system data was secure but controls could be improved [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Government transparency

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Justice

Attorney General campaigns for open government (Statesman-Journal, 3/18/10) Attorney General’s public records and meetings manual (biennial report) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General

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Public libraries

March 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · State Library

In changing technological times, libraries maintain connections with people (Statesman-Journal, 3/14/10) Oregon public library statistics: data spreadsheets (annual report) Oregon State Library, Library Development Services

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Birds at risk

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Report finds Oregon birds at risk (The Register-Guard, 3/12/10) The state of the birds (annual report) United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

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Special education statistics

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Developmental delays surge in Oregon kids, and educators say that should mean increased services for them (The Oregonian, 3/10/10) State releases 2009-10 special education child count (Oregon Department of Education, 3/10/10) 2009-2010 IDEA federal reports (2010) Oregon Department of Education

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Security issues at State Data Center

March 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Audits Division

The walls protecting Oregon state government’s computer records are still too weak, a new audit says (The Oregonian, 3/5/10) Data Center’s weaknesses persist (Statesman Journal, 3/6/10) State Data Center: faster progress needed on security issues [PDF] (2010) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Aquatic invasive species

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, State Marine Board

Aquatic invasive species training offered March 20 in Salem (Statesman Journal, 3/4/10) Aquatic invasive species prevention permit required in 2010 [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Marine Board Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Motorboat operators: never launch a dirty boat [PDF] (2009) Oregon State Marine Board Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Attention paddlers: clean boats […]

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Business tax subsidies

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Business tax breaks total $626 million (Statesman Journal, 3/2/10) Tax expenditure report (biennial report) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Budget and Management Division Getting the best bang for your buck: transparency and accountability tools for Oregon tax subsidies (2010) OSPIRG Foundation

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Noxious weeds quarantine

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Under quarantine: Ivy, butterfly bush, Scotch broom and their cultivars face tough new state rules (The Oregonian, 3/3/10) English ivy [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control Program Butterfly bush [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant Division, Noxious Weed Control Program Scotch broom [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Agriculture, Plant […]

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Attorney General report

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Justice

Attorney General John Kroger’s been busy (Willamette Week, 3/3/10) Annual report Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General

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College tax credit

March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Student Assistance Commission

Tip sheet available for help with college tax credit (Statesman Journal, 3/1/10) Tax credit for college: how to get your share [PDF] (2010) Oregon Student Assistance Commission

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Structure of public universities

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · University System

State board members debate how to give Oregon universities more freedom (The Oregonian, 2/26/10) The coming crisis in college completion [PDF] (2009) Oregon University System, Office of the Chancellor

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Sale of the School for the Blind

March 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

‘For sale’ sign might appear soon (Statesman Journal, 2/22/10) Plan for the sale of the former Oregon School for the Blind [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Facilities Division Self-contained appraisal report : subject property : Oregon School for the Blind [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Facilities Division

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Transparency in government

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Dept. of Justice

Input sought on transparency effort (Statesman Journal, 2/22/10) Attorney General’s public records and meetings manual (biennial report) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General Citizen’s guide to public records and meetings [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Justice, Attorney General

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Licensed moving companies

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Motor Carrier Transportation Division

Moving companies must be licensed, state warns (The Register-Guard, 2/21/10) Consumer guide to moving [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transportation Division

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