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Casper Star Tribune: Wyoming Launches Searchable Government Transparency Site

July 18, 2019 07:00 AM
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Wyoming launches searchable government transparency site

July 18, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has launched a new government financial transparency website.

The WyOpen website at www.wyopen.gov has a searchable database of government expenditures going back to January, 2016.

Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines announced the website in June and it went public Wednesday. Racines says in a release government transparency "should be the norm and not the exception."

A national government financial transparency group called American Transparency pressured the auditor's office to provide state checkbook data starting in 2015.

Wyoming was one of just a few states that hadn't provided the information under open records laws.

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