The Palmetto Insider

The blog of the South Carolina Policy Council

Columbia Puts Check Registers On-Line, too.

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On Tuesday, Richland County joined the growing list (19 so far) of city and county governments that have put their check registers on line. Nice job Richland County!

We wondered in our Tuesday blog when the City of Columbia’s long awaited promise to post its check registers would be fulfilled. That day, interestingly enough, is today. Coincidence?  The immense power of our blog post? Sure, why not?

Welcome, Columbia, to the ranks of more-transparent governments.

Yet much more needs to be done. The state still has not enacted several important transparency reforms, including the Truth in Spending Act, which would require every state agency and local government to post their check registries online.

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Written by Robert Appel

February 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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