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New England News
12:38 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Study Finds More Transparency On State Spending

A report issued this week by a Massachusetts-based consumer protection organization finds state governments are making it easier for taxpayers to find out how their money is being spent. The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund looked at the content and ease-of-use of financial transparency websites – often called online checkbooks.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

New Transparency Initiative Opens Government Checkbooks

Springfield MA City Council President James Ferrera at the public launch of the city's "open checkbook"

Information about how taxpayer’s money is being spent can be just a few mouse clicks away. There’s a growing government transparency movement that Massachusetts appears to be in front of  to give the public a clearer look at how their money is spent.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Bill Mahoney - The New York Public Interest Research Group

The latest round of financial disclosure forms from members of the New York State Legislature will be the last, before a new law begins that aims to open up even further the information the public and the press can view about the outside business dealings of state lawmakers.