Infographic: Massachusetts’ Cost Savings with Open Finance

September 29, 2017 12:34 pm PDT | Public Finance

When Massachusetts set up its financial transparency platform, CTHRU, the state wanted to boosts its transparency with citizens. Soon after, the team at Massachusetts noticed that this widespread access to up-to-date data had many “unintended benefits,” as State Comptroller Tom Shack calls them.

The CTHRU site opens up payroll and spending data and empowers citizens to keep officials accountable, but it also creates a path to statewide costs savings. Check this collection of stats, savings, successes, and inspiring quotes from Comptroller Shack.

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