Rep. Wiemann reform seeks greater transparency, accountability in local government spending

State Rep. John Wiemann (R- 103) filed HB 1933, which creates the Local Government Transparency Database.
“Counties and municipalities already compile this information but many make it as difficult as possible for taxpayers, the media and good- government watchdogs to monitor how public officials are spending tax dollars,” said Wiemann. “This legislation would make it easier for taxpayers to hold local officials and governments accountable for spending decisions. The Local Government Transparency Database would establish a greater level of transparency and will hopefully lead to better outcomes for Missouri taxpayers.”The Local Government Transpar- ency Database would be an easy to use, downloadable database housed on the Missouri Accountability Portal. The database would allow taxpayers to search expenditures and payments received and made by counties and municipalities.


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