Last week I saw a televised interview with NYC Comptroller John Liu on NY1. Liu spoke primarily about a website that he and his team created in 2010 - - in order to provide greater transparency of city government spending. Checkbooknyc allows the public to view every single expenditure from every agency, from pencils to helicopters. You and I are the ones who now hold the city accountable for how it spends our tax dollars and city contracts. It's the first site of its kind in the country. 2.0 adds even more measures of transparency and features charts that show New York's historical trends. Here's the press announcement on the new 2.0 version:


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