Audit of state, local websites reveals government secrecy a growing problem

Adam Andrzejewski offers a pithy formula for government transparency in a society becoming less and less free.

“Every dime, online, in real time.”

That’s the mantra of Andrzejewski’s, a project of American Transparency, a 501(c)3 nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. The website’s goal is to track all spending from federal, state and local governments across the United States.

“Transparency is the foundation of smart government because it answers key questions in public policy: ‘How much does government really cost?’ and ‘Are there indications of waste, fraud or corruption?’” Andrzejewski asserts in a recent blog for the Sunlight Foundation.

But citizen watchdogs like Andrzejewski will tell you that every level of government has a long way to go in meeting the true spirit of that mission. Continue>>>