Transparency improves gov’t and builds trust

Making detailed financial information easily available to the public improves the quality of government.  It keeps officials on their toes and makes it easier to catch misspending and waste.  Transparency builds trust with taxpayers, who have a right to know how their hard-earned dollars are being spent.

About this time each year, advocates for open-government celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote access to public information. This year, Sunshine Week is observed March 13-19. This

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