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A public database isn’t just a tool for those of us strange enough to want to pore over budget data. It is the sunshine that disinfects the public square. Knowing that every detail is available, accessible, and searchable means there is no chance that any action, any contract, any expenditure, is going to stay hidden from the public.

The Josiah Bartlett Center’s open government project, NHOpenGovt.org has created an online, searchable database accessible to anyone and everyone. It will includes every check the government writes, every agency, every dollar, down to the penny and the person in an easily searchable format.

We currently have records of more than 4.5 Million individual state transactions from fiscal year 2009 to date. We are constantly receiving more data, so this number will only grow! As our database continues to grow, analytic tools such as year over year comparisons will allow you to create visuals that plainly layout trends in government spending. No hype, no spin, just the cold hard facts.

We are currently working on getting the line item expenditure data from the University System as well as all state and university payroll. Click here to start searching!

 

Here is some of our past work on transparency:

Google Government

Borrowing Good Ideas on Transparency and Spending