County spending put online

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) –
Want to see how much your county supervisors spend on travel and who got paid with your money? We’ll now you can and all you have to do is log on.

“In essence we are posting the counties checkbook registers for the people to be able to see exactly how their local tax money is being spent,” said Forest Thigpen.

Spending in 62 of the state’s 82 counties can now be tracked thanks to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. The non-profit launched a Web site, seethespending.org, last year to track state agency spending and has now added counties to the mix.

“We have data on the site for the past six years which show who was paid, how much and for what,” said Thigpen.

WLBT
9/13/11