Good news on for open government and better government information:
After holds dropped, Senate clears database bill By Rob Thormeyer, Government Computer News (09/08/06).
Legislation to create a central database that will track all sorts of federal spending passed the Senate last night, ending a dizzying turn of events in which a handful of senators placed and removed opposition to the bill since it cleared a committee in late July.
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I may be watching Ze Frank too much these days, but he had quite a lot to say about this on Friday (toward the end of the clip).