Montgomery County opens its books for all to see

Montgomery County joins Checkbook Ohio. (WDTN Photo)
Montgomery County joins Checkbook Ohio. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County is opening its books for all to see.

County leaders and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced a partnership Tuesday. The county is joining the Ohio Checkbook program.

The initiative puts all state spending information on the internet. Montgomery County is the newest addition to the site. It is the tenth Ohio county to share its spending online.

“The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office prides itself on serving the public in the most open and transparent ways possible,” said Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith. “This partnership will continue our ongoing commitment of using new innovation and technology to make government more accessible and accountable.”

Treasurer Mandel started Ohio Checkbook in December 2014. He sent letters to local government officials and school districts in April encouraging them to sign up.

Dayton Public Schools added its finances to the checkbook.

The Ohio Checkbook displays more than $408-billion in spending including more than 112-million transactions.

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