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Editorial: WV Auditor’s wvcheckbook.gov will help involve, inform residents

From The Journal of Martinsburg: 

As of Monday, there is.

West Virginia State Auditor John McCuskey held press conferences across the state Monday in Martinsburg and Charleston to unveil the state’s new website: www.wvcheckbook.gov. The website provides curious residents with a graphic snapshot on spending by various state government departments.

The site, created through a collaboration with opengov.com, contains 40 million lines of data.

To be able to track how money is being spent by the state is refreshing — especially at a time where access to public documents is onerous.

“This site has been built in a way that will be efficient and user-friendly for all of our citizens who seek to track and examine where their tax dollars are being spent,” McCuskey said. “These figures will be available by agency and vendor for both purchasing and payments through wvCheckbook, which is a tab on the site. Any electronic copies of data or documents will be posted and constantly updated.” …

Read the entire editorial at http://www.journal-news.net/opinion/editorials/2018/02/wvcheckbook-gov-will-help-involve-inform-residents/

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