Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov’t Spending

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Now if Obama and the rest of the Feds would take note perhaps we could get somewhere.
 

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?

Republican run state:cool:
 

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Outstanding, and the way it should be, given the internet and advances in technology.

I'd love to see what excuses other states make for not doing this.

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Outstanding, and the way it should be, given the internet and advances in technology.

I'd love to see what excuses other states make for not doing this.

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I like the fact that the rankings are coming from an entity that is completely separated from the US government and has no dog in the race.

And to Josh Mandel, he is very young, he is very talented. He was the senatorial candidate in 2012 and lost big time to Brown. Mandel would have been, imo, a terrible Senator, but he is a GOOD treasurer. He has a real Libertarian twinge to his words and actions and his bookkeeping seems to be very, very solid.

And I agree, there is no reason for even one single state to not be able to do this.

Of all of the state, the two states that I have had the hardest time getting electoral information from now, for the last 7 years, have been Mississippi and Illinois.
 
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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Now if Obama and the rest of the Feds would take note perhaps we could get somewhere.
I think that can apply to every federal administration.
 

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Outstanding, and the way it should be, given the internet and advances in technology.

I'd love to see what excuses other states make for not doing this.

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The only valid excuse they could give would be that their governor is not John Casic.
 

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Outstanding, and the way it should be, given the internet and advances in technology.

I'd love to see what excuses other states make for not doing this.

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The only valid excuse they could give would be that their governor is not John Casic.
Politics aside, the only excuse would be the costs of setting it up and maintaining it.

And with the costs of technology at this point, that would be a pretty lousy excuse.

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Ohio is a wonderful state and this only further accents that point. I still hate their football teams though.

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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Now if Obama and the rest of the Feds would take note perhaps we could get somewhere.
I think that can apply to every federal administration.
Agreed!!! ... thus the term -- "the rest of the Feds"
 
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Ohio Ranks No. 1 in US for Transparency in Gov t Spending - Leah Barkoukis

In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group noted in its annual ranking of states’ transparency spending that Ohio’s checkbook was one of three states that could not be ‘effectively searched at all.’ It was dubbed a ‘lagging state’ and branded with a near-failing D- grade.

However, thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new online checkbook, which allows anyone to search through $408 billion in state spending over the last seven fiscal years, Ohio has soared from 46th place to the top of the list, earning a perfect score in U.S. PIRG’s 2015 report.

“Treasurer Mandel’s office has taken huge strides to ensure that information about state expenditures is accessible to the public. In the six years that we’ve released this report on spending transparency, this is the highest score that any state has achieved,” Phineas Baxandall, Senior Policy Analyst with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement. “As other states seek to improve their online spending transparency, they can look to OhioCheckbook.com as an example.”

Indeed. In an interview with Townhall last month, Mandel said he hopes what’s now been done in Ohio will set off a race for transparency nationwide.
Well done, Ohio.


Your thoughts?
Outstanding, and the way it should be, given the internet and advances in technology.

I'd love to see what excuses other states make for not doing this.

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The only valid excuse they could give would be that their governor is not John Casic.
Or mebbe John Kasich....


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And please note that I quoted TOWNHALL, a decidedly Conservative website.
So what. You think this is bad. Is the information less genuine if it comes from a con website?

No, not at all. No reason to be defensive.

Many accuse me of only quoting LW sites, but this is not true.

Townhall often puts out good information. I never said it was bad. You are merely projecting.

Care to try again?
 

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And please note that I quoted TOWNHALL, a decidedly Conservative website.
So what. You think this is bad. Is the information less genuine if it comes from a con website?

No, not at all. No reason to be defensive.

Many accuse me of only quoting LW sites, but this is not true.

Townhall often puts out good information. I never said it was bad. You are merely projecting.

Care to try again?
I was trying to see your point....and you just made it.

Carry on.....
 

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