January 25, 2013
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Government Technology

Whether it’s reviewing credit card bills or reading reviews of the newest neighborhood restaurant, more Americans use the Internet to monitor where their money is spent. But, depending on where they live, some aren’t able to do the same for taxpayer dollars. A report published this week by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) examines government spending transparency, grading 30 cities on how well “checkbook-level” information is presented online. The study – the first of its kind assessing local government transparency – found some cities lag far behind others....

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