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Missouri bill would post grant, budget cut information online

Monday, January 16, 2012 | 8:29 a.m. CST; updated 10:33 a.m. CST, Monday, January 16, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators are pushing legislation that could make more information available to the public about federal grants and state budget cuts.

The legislation would require details about federal grants worth at least $1 million to be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is an online tool for tracking state expenses.

It also would require the governor to post a daily report on that website listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.

The legislation is one of the first three bills on the debate agenda for the Missouri Senate. That means it could come up as soon as this week.

Financial bill is SB467.

 


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Ed Lane January 16, 2012 | 10:23 a.m.

I think I remember something about this some time ago, I think they called it TRANSPARENCY!!!!!!!!!!! We haven't had much of that with this administration!!!!
It would be nice to know what the gummint is doing, especially when it involves our money!!!

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