Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ala Gov orders State Check Register Posted Online

Gov. Bredesen announced a similar order earlier. Gov Bredesen hasn't announced any details but hopefully, both AL and TN will put ALL spending online. Taxpayers deserve absolutely no less.

The Governor’s directive orders the Finance Department to develop and operate a website providing information “of all appropriated or non-appropriated funds by a state agency in forms including, but not limited to, grants, contracts and subcontracts.”

The executive order states the website must be online no later than March 1 of this year with information on spending from fiscal year 2008 and with monthly reports of expenditures incurred in the 2009 fiscal year. Software that makes the database searchable must be in place by September 1.