State Treasurer Josh Mandel (Photo courtesy of Statehouse News Bureau)

Online Checkbook Made Easier For Local Governments

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — Ohio leaders say they’ve made changes to make it easier for local governments to put their spending online. –the site that allows the public to view how their taxpayer dollars are spent– is now easier for local officials to access, because of a new partnership with the state auditor’s office, according to State Treasurer Josh Mandel.

“We are transferring power from the politicians to the people,” he said.

The online checkbook has now been attached to a network in his office that local governments use, according to Auditor Dave Yost. And that should make it easier for local governments to upload their expense data.

More than 330 local government officials are currently committed to posting their spending online, according to Mandel.