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State Treasurer Puts Ohio's Checkbook Online

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Ohio Treasurer of State Website
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel

A new website set up by the Ohio treasurer seeks to show the state is spending its money. Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office launched Ohiocheckbook.com. He says it's a push for transparency.

“They’ll be able to search by category, so if they want to see what certain agencies are spending on office supplies or travel, they can do that," Mandel said. "It also provides a tool that can provide agency to agency and compare administration to administration back through time.”

Users can also search transactions by different state departments or by names of companies doing business with the state. Mandel says there’s seven years of data on the site, covering more than $408 billion. He says he’ll now push for local governments to do the same with their spending.