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Infographic: Massachusetts’ Cost Savings with Open Finance

When Massachusetts set up its financial transparency platform, CTHRU, the state wanted to boost its transparency with citizens. Soon after, ...

Virginia Beach’s 4-Step Process to Releasing Data

In 2013, a Code for America brigade approached Virginia Beach, wanting to hack the city’s budget data. The Budget Office ...

Massachusetts Relaunches CTHRU Open Data Platform

This week, the commonwealth of Massachusetts announced the relaunch of its CTHRU financial transparency site. With firm dedication to financial ...

Innovator Spotlight: Tom Shack

Tom Shack, Comptroller of Massachusetts, has spent enough years working in government finance to understand how it could be done ...

Burleigh County Launches Transparency Portal to Community

This September, North Dakota’s Burleigh County launched Burleigh Checkbook and Burleigh Budget, which offers county residents a view into where ...

Puerto Rico Launches New Effort to Regain Financial Credibility

This month, Puerto Rico partnered with Socrata to launch TransparenciaFinanciera.PR. We connected with Mario Marazzi, Executive Director of the Puerto ...

Michigan Awarded A+ Rating for Open Access to Government Spending Data

State government leaders make critical decisions every day about how to invest public resources and ensure that agencies and officials ...

City of Virginia Beach Makes Waves with Collaborative Open Data Projects

The city of Virginia Beach is making waves among municipal governments in the Commonwealth of Virginia for how it has ...

Rockaway Township Launches Open Budget

Mayor Michael Dachisen of Rockaway Township, N.J., has taken a strong stand in support of improving government accountability and transparency ...

City of Bellevue Launches Open Data and Open Budget

Last week, the city of Bellevue joined many other localities across the country in launching their first-ever open data platform, ...

EU Spending Revolutionized by Open Data

The European Commission, the operational arm of the European Union, in partnership with Socrata recently launched a massive open data ...

DebtWatch Launches: Shining a Light on California’s Debt

This week, California launched a new open data website that lets people explore how state and local entities are using ...

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