Sustained Outrage

State launches new site on spending

The Gazette’s Alison Knezevich has a piece online now about the new website that is aimed at making state government revenues, budgets and spending more transparent.

You can visit the site here, and please if you do post any thoughts you have on whether it works well and is truly transparent. As Alison explains in her story:

… The project was spurred by a failing grade that West Virginia received in March on a transparency scorecard designed by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a national, non-partisan watchdog group.

Of course, Auditor Glen Gainer and gubernatorial candidate Earl Ray Tomblin couldn’t resist putting their pictures on the site.