How Does Maryland Spend Our Money?
Posted by Ed C on Sunday, March 18, 2007
On Tuesday, March 20th, there is a hearing on HB 1252: Maryland Funding Accountability and Transparency Act 0f 2007.
The bill introduced by Delegate Warren Miller (R-Howard County, District 9A) and supported by other Howard County Republicans Delegate Gale Bates and Senator Allan Kittleman (via SB 995) would let anyone find out:
Synopsis: Requiring the Department of Budget and Management to develop and operate a searchable website that includes specified information for State financial assistance and expenditures over $25,000; specifying parameters of the website; authorizing the Secretary of Budget and Management to designate agencies to participate in the development, operation, or support of the website; etc.
The Examiner covered this bill here.
Marylanders keep being told we face a looming structural deficit. This bill would provide an open, transparent and non-partisan way to see how our money is really being spent.