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AFP-Louisiana Applauds Committee for Advancing Louisiana Checkbook Bill

Feb 20, 2018 by AFP

BATON ROUGE, La. – Americans for Prosperity-Louisiana (AFP-LA) released a statement commending the House Appropriations Committee for advancing a bill that would implement the Louisiana Checkbook, a website that would bolster the state’s transparency and use of taxpayer dollars.

“Thanks to the House Appropriations Committee, we’re one step closer to vastly improving the transparency of our state government,” said AFP-LA State Director John Kay. “The Louisiana Checkbook will greatly benefit Louisianans and allow them to hold their representatives accountable while restoring trust in Baton Rouge. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue. A special thanks to Speaker Taylor Barras for spearheading this effort.”

Background

LouisianaCheckbook.com is the online home to the growing movement of citizens and taxpayers who want to see common-sense transparency and accountability for every tax dollar in Louisiana. If implemented, Louisiana Checkbook would be an easy-to-use, frequently-updated website so you could see how your taxes are being spent by state and local government entities across the state.

Earlier in the month, AFP-LA teamed up with 36 influential companies and groups in Louisiana to launch a coalition advocating for the Louisiana Checkbook. You can view the website here.