Thursday, July 31, 2008

Your Tax Dollars At Work

A hat tip to the Albany Times-Union's Capitol Confidential blog for the heads-up about the brand new SeeThroughNY website. Why is it worth a visit?

SeeThroughNY is a web portal -- and more. It's designed to become the hub of a statewide network through which taxpayers can share, analyze and compare data from counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and public authorities throughout New York.

The information of this website comes from official government sources, but the Empire Center cannot guarantee data accuracy or completeness.

Click the buttons below to search government payrolls, contracts, expenditures, and links to additional information and supporting material on other websites.

Transparency like this is good, but it would be even better if fast and easy access to every government record via the internet was the law.