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Utah State Auditor trying to bring more transparency to government on state and local levels

He was a Repubican State Representative for 10 years but then John Dougall was successful in running for the office of State Auditor. On KVNU's For the People program Thursday, Dougall said as a legislator he tried to be a "Constitutional watchdog" and that effort has continued in his new position.

He said one reason he ran was because he felt the auditor's office should be more transparent and he continues to have that for a goal.

"We can't oversee everything. So getting the data out there so citizens can start seeing the government they care about, how their money is being spent, we think is critical," said Dougall. "Then we're also looking at ways at how do we distill that information into a more usable manner."  Continue>>>