Village of Carlisle Joins OhioCheckbook.com
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Village of Carlisle’s (Warren County) online checkbook has been added to OhioCheckbook.com.
Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.
“The Ohio Checkbook gives taxpayers a window into state and local government spending,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We’re happy to have the Village of Carlisle as a partner in improving transparency and empowering its citizens to get involved in the decisions impacting their community.”
The Village of Carlisle is the fifth village in Warren County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The village’s online checkbook includes over 16,000 individual transactions that represent more than $29 million in spending from 2015 through January 2019.
“In Carlisle, we believe in providing a high level of service and maximizing your tax dollars,” said the Mayor of the Village of Carlisle, Randy Winkler. “By participating in the Ohio Checkbook we further this commitment and provide yet another avenue for transparency.”
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.
Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of December 2018, there have been more than 1,040,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
The Treasurer’s office will continue partnering with OpenGov, a leading Silicon Valley government technology company, to provide residents of Ohio with the ability to view and search local government expenditures in a user-friendly, digital format.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on Carlisle.OhioCheckbook.com.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.