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Windows on Transparency

In addition to complying with President Obama's mandate that governments receiving economic stimulus funds must document how the money is spent, some states are creating...
by | March 29, 2009

In addition to complying with President Obama's mandate that governments receiving economic stimulus funds must document how the money is spent, some states are creating additional online resources aimed at increasing government transparency and accountability. Visitors to the newly launched Transparent-Gov.com can find each state's transparency initiatives in one place. While the federal government's Recovery.gov site links only to states' stimulus-fund tracking sites, Transparent-Gov.com also links to the states' open-checkbook, revenue and expenditure, and officials' declared gift and contribution records. Many of the state pages on Transparent-Gov.com also include links to relevant local news coverage and press releases. NIC, the e-government vendor that created Transparent-Gov.com, says it will update the site regularly with links to any new state open-government resources. And for the latest news and information on the stimulus plan, visit Governing 's new online resource, Stimulus & Recovery.

Tina Trenkner
Tina Trenkner  |  Deputy Editor, GOVERNING.com
ttrenkner@governing.com  |  @tinatrenkner

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