Three months after Gov. Steve Beshear jumped on the spending transparency bandwagon to try to catch up with Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, his efforts to keep his promise to set up a web site including state spending figures seem to have ground to a halt once again.
It is particularly interesting that the Beshear administration is dragging its feet given that both men on his party’s presidential ticket, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Joe Biden voted for a spending transparency web site on the federal level.
As a matter of fact, Sen. John McCain voted for it, too. And Gov. Sarah Palin created Alaska’s Checkbook Online. There is lots of help available to Beshear if he would only take it.
So what’s the hold up, Governor Beshear?