Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of the Ohio Township and Village of Moscow’s online checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second year in a row.
Ohio Township is the seventh township in Clermont County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com, and Moscow is the fourth village in Clermont County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com.
The following is a breakdown of today’s local government sites:
• Ohio Township’s online checkbook includes over 4,000 individual transactions that represent more than $1.7 million of total spending over the past three years.
• Moscow’s online checkbook includes 3,900 individual transactions that represent more than $2.3 million of total spending over the past three years.
“I believe the people of Clermont County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Treasurer Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Ohio Checkbook program, allowing our governments to transparently provide all financial transactions to the public,” said Ohio Township and Village of Moscow Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin. “Thanks to the Treasurer of State’s office for developing and providing this valuable program!”
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on: