June 23, 2009

The Cost of Online Sites

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To date, approximately twenty states have passed legislation or adopted executive orders creating some type of online fiscal database. As other legislatures around the country have followed suite and begun to propose spending-transparency Web sites the most effective argument against these efforts is the potential high cost of such Web sites.