JEFFERSON CITY, Mo- Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has released a new website where citizens can access information about government finances.
The website is called, ShowMeCheckbook.mo.gov. It is run by over 20 million individual data points, making it one of the most comprehensive state government financial data portals in the country.
“Unfortunately in the past the state has not provided adequate tools for accessing information about state finances,” Schmitt said. “Show-Me Checkbook gives greater access to state finances by creating a one-stop-shop for information on state spending, revenue, payroll, debt and cash flow. Missourians have a right to see how their money is being spent and managed in Jefferson City and Show-Me Checkbook lets them do just that.”
Prior to the launch of the new website, state financial data was often difficult to find and analyze. As a result, Missouri received a D+ grade for financial transparency from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in April of this year.
Show-Me Checkbook draws data from the State of Missouri’s accounting system along with state agency reports. Treasurer Schmitt is encouraging citizen watchdogs who find interesting or concerning data trends through Show-Me Checkbook to contact his office through the submission link that appears on the bottom of each page of the website.