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Tel: 717-264-3943
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Shippensburg PA 17257
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Harrisburg, PA 17120-2089
Tel: 717-705-2004
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Kauffman Supports Online Database of State Expenditures and Contracts
6/25/2009
Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) today demonstrated his support for an online accountability and transparency database at a press conference outside the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records in Harrisburg.
 
“Government should be open and accountable to the public so they can see how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Kauffman. “In this day and age, we have the Internet to help make access to government documents and information more convenient. That’s why this database is a logical next step in the new wave of state government reform.”
 
House Bill 1460 would create PennWATCH, the Pennsylvania Web Accountability, Transparency and Contract Hub, which would create a database where state budget expenditures and contract information can be posted online in one central location that is easily accessible by the public. 
 
Similar legislation in the Senate, as well as another House bill soon to be introduced, also address the need for greater transparency. Senate Bill 105, authored by Rep. Pat Browne (R-16), would create the Taxpayer Transparency Act and Rep. Rick Mirabito (D-Lycoming) announced he will be introducing a bill called PennPortal.
 
House Bill 1460 has 102 co-sponsors and is currently before the House State Government Committee.
 
Rep. Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(717) 705-2004
(717) 264-3943
Member Site: RepKauffman.com
Contact: Tricia G. Lehman
(717) 772-9840
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com