Pushing Gov. Steve Beshear to show taxpayers where the state is spending our money has been a lot of work. The web site Beshear set up purportedly to provide transparency to government operations has been a bust. In fact, it doesn’t even work:
Interested citizens looking for a way to set government back on a track of serving the public need search no further than spending transparency to find the soft underbelly of the bad politicians who have created our fiscal mess.
As more Kentuckians push harder to get government to show us the public check register, politicians will have a harder time saying no or, like Beshear, delaying beyond all reason.
We need more citizens asking their local governments to post public expenditures to the internet with details and in a timely manner. Within two weeks should be fine. Contracts, too.