Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A leader in Transparency

Secretary of State Trey Grayson has launched an initiative called "Check it out Kentucky". In it he details all the expenses from his office. I would like to applaud him for this innovation. The citizens of Kentucky should be able to easily access information regarding the expenditures of their government. Secretary Grayson has taken the first step in Kentucky to making this information available. You can find it here.

We need more of this sort of action in all levels of government. It is cliche, but this is your money and should shouldn't have to jump through several hoops to see where your money is being spent.

There was a good bill this past year, HB 105, that would have accomplished this goal for all of state government. I was proud to be a co-sponsor of it. Sadly, it went nowhere. Hopefully it will see a better fate next year.