A bill seemingly destined for law passed the House today that will let Oklahomans see exactly how government is spending taxpayer dollars.
The legislation–Senate Bill 1–will create a Web site, where people can go and see how much money each state agency receives from the state and how each one uses the money it is given. State contracts and grants will also be detailed.
The bill passed without opposition in the House and Senate, a rare occurrence at the Capitol. Lawmakers on both sides say the bill will open up government and fuel accountability.
Is this Web site something you would use? Do you think knowing how government is spending money will lead to more fiscal responsibility?