Open Budgets

Open budgets

No Comments 17 October 2013

Open budgets.  Government budgets at the state and local levels should be statements of our priorities that are built with more public participation, access to data to track results and maximum benefits for all Floridians.  A state budget tracking website that includes all records related to planning, budgeting, contracts and personnel should be launched immediately.

Related Integrity Florida research publications:

Budget Transparency in the Sunshine State
First Amendment Foundation and Integrity Florida
December 7, 2012

Budget Transparency recommendations from Integrity Florida and the First Amendment Foundation
January 23, 2013

Related state government transparency websites in Florida:

FloridaSunshine.Gov – compilation of state government transparency websites.

Transparency Florida (State Finances) – Accounting and finance information for the entire state of Florida

Transparency Florida (State Budget) – Budget and spending information for Florida as appropriated

Florida Has a Right to Know – State employee payroll and pension information

Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System (FACTS) – Search State contracts by Agency, Vendor or Value

Florida Government Program Summaries – A monitor of State programs and services provided by the Florida Legislature

Florida Fiscal Portal – Readable budget related documents submitted by the Governor, Legislature and State Agencies

Transparency Florida Act User Experience Task Force – Meeting Notices and work plan documents provided by the User Experience Task Force

Related research from other organizations:

U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s (PIRG) 2013 Following the Money report

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