Its a good sign for Open Government when Gubernatorial Candidates start speaking the gospel.
Lincoln Chafee, independent candidate for Governor, today announced that as Governor he will issue an Executive Order on Open Government, through which he will implement a plan to utilize modern information technologies to make government services easier to use, government operations more transparent, and government more efficient overall.
Chafee's Executive Order will also set standards on the quality and accessibility of government information, ensuring that high-quality information is shared both internally within government, and externally between government and citizens.
On the plans are user friendliness of the State website and easier access to public information. Specifically Chafee intends to implement SeeClickFix for neighborhood problem solving as well as Govloop for connecting to Gov peers in other States.
To kick off the campaign supporters in Providence are organizing a SeeClickFix Storm to start documenting neighborhood concerns sponsored by Chafee for Governor.
Full press release here: http://www.chafeeforgovernor.com/2010/10/chafee_announce_2.php