Secret hold on govt openess bill traced to culprit

The background of the hunt is here: … 197421.php

[quote]The “secret hold” scandal is all but solved, and Sen. Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens had best come clean.

Here’s the exciting background: There’s a bipartisan Senate bill that would actually do something good for a change. S. 2590 would create a Google-style public database that would show who gets government money through contracts and grants. But a single anonymous senator has blocked the bill.

Now, after weeks of being dogged by Internet sleuths, Stevens’ office is claiming the hold was never secret, and only exists because Stevens had certain questions as to whether the bill would create “more government bureacracy” (an old GOP standby excuse for holding up useful legislation). However, it turns out that… … index.html