I am pleased to point my readers to a new website by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The site – www.TransparentNevada.com – will bring much needed oversight and transparency to our state and local governments.
If you want to see how your tax dollars are being spent, just go browse the site. It’s easy to use and allows visitors to view and search public employee salaries and overtime (there are some real Doozies!) as well as state and county contracts and purchase orders, lobbying expenditures, budgets, and financial reports.
Since your blood will no doubt be boiling after a few minutes on the site – just the first page of government Salaries/Compensation in Clark County was enoughto raise my BP ten points - you’ll be glad to know the site also features a blog for citizen comments & reporting and links to government transparency resources around Nevada.
In the website’s press release, NPRI president Sharon Rossie said, “There is simply no subsitute for independent, non-governmental oversight of public financing. NPRI is proud to provide this valuable service to Nevada citizens.”