1455557 story Should Taxpayers Pay Twice For Weather Data? 359 Posted by timothy on Sunday January 23, 2005 @08:05PM from the decaptivation dept. theodp writes "Thanks to O.M.B. Circular A-130, taxpayers now enjoy free access to SEC, Patent Office, and IRS data over the Internet. Now the Bush administration must decide whether to order the National Weather Service to make taxpayer-funded weather readings freely available on the Net, ignoring complaints from an industry trade group that doing so violates pre-Internet era agreements."