Friday, August 22, 2008

Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability in government- two of our key goals here at the Cost Cutting Caucus. And it seems to be a trend that is catching on.

Earlier this month, the Buckeye Institute in Ohio, announced the formation of a new Center for Transparent and Accountable Government. They will focus on collecting and making available to the public "state and local government budgets, employee contracts, public records policies and other information."

We think it sounds like a great idea, and we wish them much success!

For more, Jayme Siemer from the Sam Adams Alliance interviewed the new director of the the Center, Mike Maurer. They've posted the interview on the new website we told you about yesterday: No Taxation without Information.

Click here for the Interview


  • Thanks for the link luv on our inaugural transparency podcast! We are looking forward to featuring activists and organizations throughout the nation in future interviews- perhaps you would like to participate?

    By Anonymous Jayme Siemer, at 8/22/2008 12:51 PM  

  • Jayme-
    Thanks for the great podcast and for the note. We really enjoy the work you guys are doing over at the Sam Adams Alliance and the "No Taxation without Information" site as well. We'd love to participate in a future interview. Let us know how to get in touch- or you can email me at whitney at commonwealthstrategies dot net. Thanks!

    By Blogger VACostCutting, at 8/22/2008 1:24 PM  

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