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The Following the Money series of reports has helped create momentum for increased budget transparency in our state. I’ve even been told that the media...

Jun 8, 2011 Blog Post
How Much Did Offshore Tax Havens Cost You in 2010?

Tax havens are countries with minimal or no taxes, to which U.S.-based multinational firms or individuals transfer their earnings to avoid paying taxes in the...

Apr 16, 2011 Report
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have been making their checkbooks transparent...

Mar 16, 2011 Report
Online Tools for Better Government

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Spending transparency checks corruption, bolsters public confidence in government, and promotes...

Oct 16, 2010 Report
Online Tools for Better Government

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Spending transparency checks corruption, bolsters public confidence in government, and promotes...

Oct 1, 2010 Report

With more local and state governments finding themselves in budget trouble, look for more of these sketchy asset privatization deals in which governments sell off...

Aug 25, 2010 Blog Post
Massachusetts Quasi-Public Agencies and the Need for Transparency

In Massachusetts, quasi-public agencies perform vital government functions, delivering essential services such as operating public buses and rail systems, delivering drinking water and managing public...

May 16, 2010 Report

The ability to see how the government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy - it allows citizens to monitor spending and hold elected...

Apr 23, 2010 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

This report evaluates states’ progress toward “Transparency 2.0” – a new standard of comprehensive, one-stop, one-click budget accountability and accessibility. At least 7 states have...

Apr 16, 2010 Report

The private operators of Chicago's parking meter system are bringing in $1.1 million in revenue every week. That's a lot of quarters. So many, in...

Nov 23, 2009 Blog Post

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