Thursday, June 25, 2009

Online Budget Bill

With recent Harrisburg scandals such as "Bonusgate", a representative is pushing a bill that will list budget line items and expenses online. State Representative Jim Christiana of Beaver County says House Bill 1460 will make the state budget more transparent. He says there are 20 states and the federal government that have such a law in place, and on average it costs approximately $140,000. The database would be updated at the end of every month to ensure accuracy.

"People from their homes, or their Blackberrys or iPhones can track their tax dollars and see exactly where they're spending it," Christiana says.

There are 102 co-sponsors backing the bill.

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