Clarion Ledger – See The Spending website lauded

A user-friendly Internet website that reveals how county and state agency tax dollars are spent is getting kudos from the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information.

The site, www.seethespending.org, a creation of the Jackson-based Mississippi Center for Public Policy, was recognized Thursday in Jackson during a “roast” of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to benefit the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation.

Forest Thigpen, the center’s executive director, accepted the award from the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, a coalition of private- and public-sector individuals and organizations housed at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

Clarion Ledger
1/28/12