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Friday, August 10, 2007

Budget Transparency

Americans for Tax Reform has been at the forefront of advocacy when it comes to budget transparency. Their efforts on this issue and others are greatly important and have also been very successful. ATR's recent brochure mistakenly omitted Virginia from the list of states that have taken the important step of opening the books to citizens.

In 2005, Senator Walter Stosch introduced and secured passage of SB934, which requires Virginia's Auditor of Public Accounts to create a website where anyone can obtain state expenditure, revenue, and demographic data for the last decade.

The website is called Commonwealth Datapoint and can be found at http://datapoint.apa.virginia.gov/ .

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