Audit: D.C. government sloppy with school spending

By   /  July 2, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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The government body in charge of school modernization efforts in Washington, D.C., has done a poor job of managing funds, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor.

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With great pork should come great transparency

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments


Legislators call them earmarks, but taxpayers prefer to call them pork — and Ohio’s budget for the next two years contains millions of dollars for them.

Oink. Oink.

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Unions question proposed restrictions to D.C. teacher evaluations

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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Teachers unions are questioning the transparency and due process of a measure to permanently exempt teacher’s evaluations from public records requests.

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School districts share spending data on Ohio’s online checkbook

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

TRANSPARENCY: As the first urban school district to sign up for, Toledo Public Schools hopes to remain on the leading edge of spending transparency.

Transparency in spending is nothing new for the Toledo Public School district, which has published its monthly check register online since 2011. But as the first urban school district in Ohio to sign up for Ohio’s online checkbook, even more financial information will soon be just a click away.

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PA taxpayers can now track Wolf cabinet members’ expenses

By   /  May 8, 2015  /  Accountability, Finances, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

TRANSPARENCY RISING: Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week another move to try and restore the public's confidence in government.

Transparency just got more clickable, as Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that his cabinet officials’ expenses are now online. The tool is easy to use, and taxpayers can search for data by name, department, month and type.

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Ohio’s expenditures now online thanks to Treasurer Josh Mandel

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Ohio, Transparency, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel has increased transparency by making all public expenditures available on

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