Highlights from Transform Newsletter, July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 7:04 am PST | Data as a Service

A new budget app launches in Connecticut, kids explore open data in Louisiana, and six governments share how to increase constituent access (and lower costs). Read on for highlights from this week’s issue of Transform, Socrata’s newsletter covering open data news.

Teaching a new generation: In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teens spent their Saturday identifying local problems, and potential solutions, with the help of the City’s portal. Read about the kids’ discoveries, and how the event came about.

Connecticut opens the books: The newly launched OpenBudget portal provides a user-friendly view of the Connecticut’s budgeting and spending. With the launch, residents and governmental employees no longer have to rely on unwieldy PDFs to track Connecticut’s finances. Learn more about how OpenBudget works.



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