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Lawmaker wants more disclosure on state spending

Lawmaker wants more disclosure on state spending



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A state legislator wants to make state and local government financial data available online.

Sen. Wayne Niederhauser says he's drafting a bill to create a searchable Web site showing taxpayers how their money is spent.

The Salt Lake County Republican says he's encountering some resistance because of the cost of creating a single database for raw financial data he says is already kept in electronic form by state and local governments. His measure also would apply to public colleges and universities.

Niederhauser, R-Sandy, is preparing his measure for action in the 45-day legislative session that starts in January.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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