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Americans for Prosperity Commends Introduction of wvCheckbook.gov

Feb 12, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group applauds increased transparency, accountability of state government

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) on Monday lauded the statewide rollout of “wvCheckbook,” an online tool to track and discover all revenue and spending for the state of West Virginia.

“The people have every right to know where their tax dollars are going and how much is being sent to Charleston,” said AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman. “Any effort to bring more transparency and accountability to our government is welcome, and we applaud Auditor McCuskey for opening the state’s books to the public. We are very encouraged by the new site, and we hope the public will use this site to hold our elected officials accountable.”

State Auditor John McCuskey on Monday announced the introduction of the wvCheckbook.gov site. His press release can be found here.

The West Virginia Transparency Site includes all revenues and expenditures made from the official State accounting system, wvOASIS (Our Advanced Solution with Integrated Systems), unless exempted from public disclosure by specific sections of either Federal or West Virginia law. All amounts as disclosed on the West Virginia Transparency Site are included within and disclosed in the West Virginia Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) found at finance.wv.gov