That’s the message that can be heard in the comments both Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio, and I shared with the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau’s Karen Kasler in this week’s The State of Ohio. We come on around 10 or 11 minutes into the program after Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. Karen discusses the Ohio online checkbook with him and his effort to get local governments to place their financial information online with the Treasurer’s office. Reportedly, the state contract will be with the for-profit OpenGov to provide that capacity, although there is not yet a publicly disclosed cost for the service. South Euclid reported that it will spend an additional several thousand dollars for as yet unnamed “extras.”
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