RELEASE – House Candidate Seeks Government in the Shadows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2012 Bradley Maxwell’s Anti-Transparency Agenda Tramples Taxpayers’ Right to Know NAPLES – Bradley Maxwell, Republican candidate for Florida House District 9, announced today that government secrecy is one of his highest priorities—increasing government secrecy, that is. Maxwell told reporters that, if elected, he will propose a ‘Privacy Act’ that hides from Florida taxpayers the salary …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE – House Candidate Seeks Government in the Shadows
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How many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?

The Foundation for Government Accountability is shining a light on government spending with FloridaOpenGov.org—a powerful and interactive new online tool we launched on Monday that puts nearly $1.4 trillion in state, county and local government spending right at your fingertips. Visit FloridaOpenGov.org right away, and see how government spends your hard-earned taxes…down to the employee, department and dollar. Did you …

Chris CinquemaniHow many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?
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RELEASE: Nearly $1.4 Trillion in Government Spending Data Now Just a Few Clicks Away

FloridaOpenGov.org Is Taxpayers’ Online Government Transparency Hub TALLAHASSEE – The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is shining a light on Florida government spending with the largest and most interactive government transparency Web site in the state—FloridaOpenGov.org.  With about 35 million public records detailing nearly $1.4 trillion in spending and payroll by state, county, municipality and school, FloridaOpenGov.org is taxpayers’ online …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE: Nearly $1.4 Trillion in Government Spending Data Now Just a Few Clicks Away
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A Few Clouds Are Blocking the Sunshine

The Foundation for Government Accountability believes strongly that open, transparent government is critical in a free society.  Without transparency, citizens’ and taxpayers’ Right to Know is non-existent.  Openness guarantees we can learn how government officials—elected and unelected—are spending our hard earned tax dollars, and what the impact of public policies are across the state. When it comes to public records …

Chris CinquemaniA Few Clouds Are Blocking the Sunshine
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Miami-Dade Taxpayers Can See the County’s Checkbook for the First Time, Thanks to the New Mayor

Today PolitiFact highlighted that Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez has lived up to his transparency promise.  Within 30 days of taking office, he launched a transparency Web site showing the county budget, financials, bondholders reports, and – most importantly – the county checkbook.  Although PolitiFact notes that more detail about the “why and for what” could be provided for county …

Tarren BragdonMiami-Dade Taxpayers Can See the County’s Checkbook for the First Time, Thanks to the New Mayor

Quality Service and Accountability from State Government Employees

As part of my public records requests in Florida, I have been very impressed with the responsiveness and high level of customer service from Florida’s state employees.  They call you back within a day or two, work after hours, know how to get the job done, and are generally very helpful. I have been particularly impressed with accountability measures imbedded …

Tarren BragdonQuality Service and Accountability from State Government Employees