Louisiana rolls out new website to track government spending
Posted on 7/1/2018 7:25:00 AM.

With much of the recent attention on funding Louisiana’s budget, the state is making upgrades to the way residents can keep a better eye on how tax dollars are spent as they roll out the Louisiana Checkbook.

The website, which launches Monday, is the product of the work of the administration of Governor John Bel Edwards.  Policy Director at the Division of Administration, Jacques Berry, says the state government prioritizes the idea of transparency.
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Transparency push clears first hurdle in the House
Posted on 2/20/2018 5:44:00 PM.

A bill to create a transparency tool called Louisiana Checkbook passed the House Appropriations committee, and may be considered on the House floor later this week. The program closely mirrors Ohiocheckbook.com, where Ohio residents are presented a detailed report about state expenses. House Speaker Taylor Barras says it’s a user friendly tool for the public.

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Rep. Ivey files legislation to create the 'Louisiana Checkbook
Posted on 2/7/2018 4:14:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Representative Barry Ivey is proposing legislation for the regular session that would require state agencies to publish all of their expenditures online for the public. The measure would create a “Louisiana Checkbook” that Ivey says is all about transparency.

“We want to give taxpayers the ability to be able to see where every single dollar is spent in state government. Not on the aggregate, but on the individual transaction level.”
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