Monday, June 23, 2008

Looks like one more successful initiative, maybe

The Bluegrass Institute's government spending transparency initiative seems to have really gotten the attention of Governor Steve Beshear at last.

This was part of a press release sent out by the state Monday night:
"Task Force Chairman and state Finance Secretary Jonathan Miller unveiled a prototype of the full public access Web site that he hopes will be operational by the end of the year. Miller asked task force members to study other states' fully operational Web sites for ideas on the structure of the Kentucky site."

Given Miller's track record, I'm not exactly holding my breath on this one. If we are to ever change Kentucky's status as a corrupt little backwater of a state, though, sticking to our guns on posting all government spending on the internet is critical.

And that means ALL of the spending. No loopholes, no excuses.