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Government Finances & Contracts at State Agency Databases Project

This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Government Finances & Contracts, featuring 46 states that project volunteers know to have publicly searchable databases in this subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:



Financial Documents Delivery System – Provides “access to every municipal budget and year-end financial statement submitted” to the Division of Community & Regional Affairs.


Audit Search – Review the financial information of units of state and local government such as schools, cities, counties, etc., to see how Ohioans’ tax dollars are being spent.


Transparency database – This site allows you to search for expenses, revenues, and employee compensation for most levels of Utah government including school districts.


For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/govfinancedbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.

State Agency Databases Activity Report 5/18/2014

It’s been a quiet few weeks for the volunteers at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases.



Today’s featured database is from Annie Moots, who maintains the Missouri page:

“Know MO” Consumer Complaints – http://www.consumer.ago.mo.gov/Know_MO/ – Missouri consumers can check this database for complaints filed with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office about individuals or businesses doing business in Missouri.  The database contains over 100,000 consumer complaints and is searchable by keyword.  Results contain the number of complaints, the category of the complaint, when it was filed, whether or not it was successfully resolved, and if it made it into an AGO news release.



See the full story of the last two weeks’ changes by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d. Below are some highlights of the week.



OHIO (Kirstin Krumsee)

UTAH (Flora Shrode)



In addition to the activity above, Mark Rozmarynowski has continued to reorganize the Wisconsin page.