Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Judy Judy Judy

As the spring holidays approach, Lake County is naturally hopping mad. Lake County is hopping mad about their State government -- in particular about what their State government spends to buy stuff and pay its employees. Lake County is hopping mad because these are tax dollars that Lake County would rather have for itself -- to spend on good stuff like MEGA Millions® lottery tickets.

Well, thanks to State of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Lake County can now get not only hopping mad but hopping even. According to the Daily Herald ...
Finding out how much state workers make and what the state spends could become a little easier with the launch of a new website from Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka called The Ledger. At Ledger.IllinoisComptroller.com, visitors can search for employee salaries by last name, as well as track the daily count of the state's backlog of unpaid bills.
Topinka unveils new state transparency website
Other State of Illinois websites have similar information, but this website provides the same similar information on a different website. According to the same Daily Herald story ...
Topinka met with the Daily Herald Editorial Board Monday to promote the new effort. The site will be updated at least daily.
Topinka unveils new state transparency website
Neither Topinka nor the Herald story divulges how much the new website is costing Illinois taxpayers -- many of whom are from Lake County.

As a service, your LakeCountyEye has provided some links to the new website. Operatives are challenged to find out for themselves how many tax dollars went into publishing The Ledger.
The Ledger: Home

The Ledger: Find a Revenue

The Ledger: Find an Expense

The Ledger: State Contract Database

The Ledger: Find a State Employee

The Ledger: Site Map
For the record, this blog post is not to be construed as an Internet Shrine to State of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

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