December 6, 2011

State Checkbook Now Online

MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS who want to find out how their tax dollars are being spent will now have an easier time rummaging through the state's checkbook.

Top state officials have unveiled a new website to help members of the public track state spending. It's called "Open Checkbook" and it lets people see how much the state is spending on individual contracts with private vendors and compare the budgets of different state agencies.

Officials warn that the website, which updates spending in real time, is still a work in progress. Additionally, it currently tracks about 72 percent of all state spending.

>Take a look

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