Tag: Karen Kasler

[video] Open, transparent government goes beyond financial transparency

That’s the message that can be heard in the comments both Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio, and I shared with the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau’s Karen Kasler in this week’s The State of Ohio. We come on around 10 or 11 minutes into the program after Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Karen discusses the Ohio online checkbook with him and…

The death penalty and open data

One of the most memorable lectures I sat through in law school occurred in my first year criminal law class. The professor was grilling us on the reasons why anyone might support the death penalty. We came up with seven or eight, maybe nine. And while they weren’t mutually exclusive, some of them had nothing to do with any of…