Open Book New York

17 Jun

The state comptroller has a new website:

New Yorkers have a right to know how their tax dollars are spent. Open Book New York is a project by the Office of the State Comptroller that gives taxpayers unprecedented access to the financial information of State government.

Easy-to-use online search tools identify spending for 113 State agencies and public authorities and display more than 60,000 State contracts. These tools will help you find out how much state government spends on everything from travel and employees’ salaries to telephones and consultants. You can also search State contracts in real time to see who is doing business with the State.

The long crawl towards Albany transparency continues apace.

One Response to “Open Book New York”

  1. Mike In WNY June 17, 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    The NYSPA is apparently immune from transparency. I guess the gifts of more than $100 million annually, from the Niagara Power Plant, combined with monetary support for the other failing State Power plants is enough to gain immunity.

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