Mandel to post state spending online

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio’s treasurer is hoping an idea of his will provide more transparency when it comes to the way the state is spending tax dollars.

Josh Mandel was in the Valley Thursday touting his plan to post state spending by various departments and agencies online.

He said the measure is one way to control waste and corruption and will allow the public to scrutinize where the checks are going.

“The more sunlight we can shine on government spending, the more efficient government will be,” said Mandel. “What I’m trying to do here is empower the people of the state of Ohio to hold the bureaucrats and the politicians accountable for how our tax money is being spent.”

Mandel said once the General Assembly approves the needed legislation, he hopes to have the new program online this summer. He also plans to offer the service to local municipal governments and school districts.

Mandel is running un-opposed in the May Republican primary and is looking to be re-elected in the fall.

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