February 17, 2009

Guess the political party -- state's checkbook goes online

It seems the GOP only gets labeled when it's involved in scandal:

Taxpayers will be able to see where every dime of state money goes under an executive order Governor Bob Riley signed today. The directive orders the creation of a publicly accessible website that details all spending, grants and contracts done by state government. The public information will include the amount of funds being spent, the date of the expenditure, the agency spending the money and the funding source. “Taxpayers will know where their money goes and to whom it goes," said Governor Riley.

Governor Riley signed the executive order during the annual meeting of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA), where he delivered remarks on the need for ethics reform and more accountability in state government. (Link.)

Gov. Riley, by the way, happens to be a Republican.

Posted by Hube at February 17, 2009 07:41 PM | TrackBack

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