State adopts open checkbook with online access

In a move to provide citizens with open and transparent government, Massachusetts has put the state’s checkbook online.  Open Checkbook provides the public with easily accessible and understandable information to State Government spending. From the website individuals can search details of state spending, see payroll and pension information and identify vendor payments.

Last year the legislature passed and the governor signed into law new transparency and accountability reforms as part of the FY 2011 Budget. As part of this proactive approach to civic engagement, the Executive Office of Administration & Finance, the Office of the Treasurer and the Office of the Comptroller have been working jointly on the Open Checkbook Website.

Click here to get access to the site.

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