Tag: Ohio

See the Ohio Treasurer online checkbook request the Controlling Board approved for $2.7M

Yesterday, the Ohio Controlling Board approved a nearly $3 million two-year contract with for-profit tech start up, OpenGov Inc. of California to assist the Ohio Treasurer’s office in its effort to bring Ohioans “checkbook level” transparency for our local governments. From one article: The treasurer’s office requested $1.3 million this fiscal year and $1.425 million the following year to pay…

This Week in Open

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[audio]: Open data advocates are greedy

This morning, WCPN broadcast a four-minute story, “Open Data Advocates Like Ohio Transparency Moves, But Want More.” That is exactly right. From the transcript: There’s an increasing amount of information online about what government is doing. And for data nerds, public spending watchdogs or the unapologetically nosy, it’s exciting. But while open data advocates are happy with what’s being offered,…