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« Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 554 -- California Keeps Digging. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 556 -- Obama Budgeting. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 555 -- Texas Leads Nation In Transparency.

Texas Best For Open Government-

Over the past couple of years, the issue of government transparency has ascended to the forefront of the conservative movement. In many states and locales, there is a strange reluctance to let taxpayers see what they are paying for. There is a sense that bureaucrats, elected officials, and the like ought to escape the clutches of the pesky and counterproductive oversight process.

In Texas, though, Governor Rick Perry, Comptroller Susan Combs, and the panoply of think-tanks and watchdog groups have propelled Texas to the front of the line when it comes to governmental transparency:

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The only state found to provide information online in all 20 categories was Texas. New Jersey was second with 18, North Carolina third with 17.

Texas leads the nation in a lot of areas. Unfortunately, Texas still has a lot of work to do at the local (city/county) level with regard to taxation and spending transparency. Even though the state government is a great example, many of our local governments, including our school districts, need to open up their books for taxpayers to examine.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: California's Big Government Employee Bonanza.

Posted by Will Franklin · 17 March 2009 11:58 AM

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Yikes! That spendometer is scary!!!!!

Posted by: ZsaZsa at March 17, 2009 07:50 PM