In the latest The BOX podcast, Senior Fellow Jeff Coleman sits down with Representative Jim Christiana after the unanimous passage of his transparency legislation in the State House. Under PennWATCH (HB 15) citizens would have access to state government spending through a free, searchable, online database of state government spending. Pennsylvania has lagged behind the transparency movement, with 31 states already creating spending transparency websites.
Rep. Christiana explains the benefits of online transparency including savings and government accountability.
Establishing a searchable spending database is one of our 80 ideas for a prosperous Pennsylvania. Here’s more info on transparency: