March 12th, 2010

Now This Is A Great Idea In Action Right Now!

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Written by: TEApublican

orange-peel-bsp (1)Beautiful tropical weather, fresh thirst quenching orange juice and gorgeous spring breakers on beaches aren’t the only points of envy for Iowans or Americans over sunny Florida.

Today I am in Florida to photograph a wedding, but like Krusty recently pointed out with Kathy Obradovich… who cares – right, but while I’m here I have a point to share.  A very important point to share to Iowa.  The Florida legislature actually is transparent, online all the time.  Hmmm…

Wake up Iowa and share some sunshine.  Let’s do this!

The Florida Legislature created Transparency Florida to provide the public with unprecedented access to state government spending information by posting Florida’s operating budget and associated expenditure records online.
Transparency Florida is designed to provide a current, continually updated picture of the state’s operating budget as well as daily expenditures made by state agencies. The numbers are updated nightly as funds are released to agencies, transferred between budget categories, and payments are written for goods and services.
This site is a work in progress; in the coming months our goal is to add more information regarding individual expenditures, vendor payments, and other levels of government spending.  Our desire is to increase fiscal accountability in state spending by providing citizens with a useful tool for understanding how their tax dollars are being appropriated and spent.

About the Author

Dave Davidson is the TIR artjournalism storyteller photographer and founder of (polite) presidential paparazzi with manners. He is the author of gobs of books including "Sarah Palin Inspires Me", "Huckisms" and "You May Be A TEApublican".

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