I got a press release from Karen Handel’s office earlier today about the Transparency in Government Initiative website going live:
“Responsible fiscal management begins with a commitment to transparency and accountability,” Secretary Handel said. “Georgia taxpayers deserve to know how their tax dollars are being spent, and I am pleased to provide them with that information.”
The Transparency in Government Initiative website will be updated monthly with detailed information on how the agency spends taxpayer dollars.
The website will have monthly information on state spending and the budget for the current fiscal year. It also has the Secretary of State’s Ethics Policy and Secretary Handel’s own financial and campaign disclosures.
The National Taxpayers Union has also mentioned the debut of the website.
[CORRECTION] I originally wrote that this website was a product of SB 300. I was wrong on that. The site was setup at the direction of Secretary Handel.