HEADLINES : New Jersey
N.J. website details finances of state independent authorities
November 29, 2010
by John Reitmeyer
A new website Governor Christie launched earlier this year to make state finances more transparent is now being used to bring more accountability to some of New Jersey's biggest independent authorities.
Detailed financial information for agencies such as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is now available for viewing at yourmoney.nj.gov.
The website can be used to look through spending and revenue reports for the authorities, which spend billions in public money every year but are often overlooked by the public. Payroll information will be posted on the site soon as well.
Stalled in the Legislature is a bipartisan bill that would make the website permanent and also extend similar online oversight of government spending to the local level.
Filed Under : Transparency