June 3, 2015 1:29 am
Aggregating data online isn’t always an easy task for governments, especially when that data has to do with a budget.
Many state and local governments have been attempting to do this for years, and one organization wanted to learn about best practices.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group recently released a report, Following the Money: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data.
Phineas Baxandall is a senior analyst for tax and budget policy, and explains how they put the assessment together, and what federal agencies can take away from what some states are already doing.
How the US Mint and NIST are perfecting the money-making process.