abc
QUICK LINKS:

Wis. Launches Government Expenditure Website

Created: 01/02/2014 11:24 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's administration has finally launched a website detailing state government expenditures.

The 2011-13 state budget Walker signed into law in June 2011 called for the site. The Department of Administration has been working to put it together since October 2011. The agency launched the first version of it Thursday morning. DOA Deputy Secretary Chris Schoenherr, who is managing the project, says the task has been more difficult than he anticipated.

The site contains millions of searchable entries detailing expenditures by state agencies, the Legislature, state courts and the University of Wisconsin System.

Schoenherr cautioned that the site provides a deeper level of detail for some entities than others and lacks context explaining the purchases. He says the site is a work in progress.

The site's address is openbook.wi.gov.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Republican Senate Candidate Tours PolyMet Plant, Voices Support

    Republican candidate for Senate Mike McFadden toured the PolyMet plant site on Wednesday. McFadden had already voiced his support for the project, and he said Wednesday's tour strengthened his resolve to help get it going.

  • Cirrus Aircraft Expands Sales to India

    Cirrus Aircraft is expanding its international sales network to India. Cirrus India, located in New Delhi, officially joined the company's authorized sales team in July. A Cirrus executive said it will mean good things for Duluth.

  • 1 Injured, 1 Arrested in Sturgeon Lake Shooting

    A man was brought to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after a report of a shooting in rural Sturgeon Lake on Tuesday. Pine County deputies said the man told them the wounds were accidentally self-inflicted, but investigation indicated that they were not. A 38-year-old woman was arrested.

  • Home-care Providers Seek Halt to Unionization Vote

    A group of state-subsidized home health care workers is asking a federal judge to halt a vote that could unionize thousands who provide in-home care to the elderly or disabled, claiming the unionization is unconstitutional.

  • James Foley in Boston, May 2011 Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    In a Special Report Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

 
Advertisement