Tuesday, June 17, 2008

State opens books to web viewers

The state comptroller's office has created a new Web site that will allow visitors to see how taxpayer's dollars are spent at the multitude of public agencies. The site, http://www.openbooknewyork.com/, contains a searchable database of spending by 113 state agencies and more than 60,000 state contracts, including such items as travel, equipment utilities and even salaries. It went live Tuesday.