Shining Some Light on Pennsylvania Spending

Kevin Ferris has a good piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on proposals to create online databases of state spending in Pennsylvania, as well as the success of other states in creating spending transparency.  Specifically referenced are legislation introduced in the Senate by Pat Browne and legislation proposed by Rep. Jim Christiana with bi-partisan support. 

Even Gov. Rendell’s spokesman, Chuck Ardo, is on board, saying “It sounds like the right thing to do.”  We agree:

For additional resources on state spending transparency check out the Center for Fiscal Accountability and the Show me the Spending Coalition.