Transparency in N.J. Government: Legislation Aimed at Giving Taxpayers a Website to Track State Finances

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:11am

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/transparency-in-nj-government-legislation-aimed-at-giving-taxpayers-a-website-to-track-state-financesThe “Transparency in Government Act,” sponsored by Assembly Republican Alison Littell McHose, cleared the Budget Committee on Monday.

McHose’s legislation, A-103, requires the creation of a State public finance website providing easy public access to data and details about State revenues, expenditures and total bonded indebtedness.

“This is an important step for our taxpayers. The website will lift the curtain, giving the public a clear understanding of how government is handling their hard-earned tax dollars,” said McHose, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris. “People deserve to know where their money is being spent, and the services they are getting from that investment.”

The bill stipulates that the website contain a comprehensive collection of financial information regarding annual expenditures by State all agencies, annual State revenues, and annual State bonded indebtedness. Continue>>>
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