Monday, June 21, 2010

Connecticut Checkbook and employee salaries to go online

"With Gov. M. Jodi Rell's signature over the weekend, a new law will put a searchable database of the state's checkbook and employee payroll online for public review next year.

But some lawmakers are asking, why stop there? Why not put everything online: applications, payments for services, regulations, anything the public needs?

Some state agencies do provide online services, but availability isn't consistent and quality is spotty, said Sen. John A. Kissel, R-Enfield.

"I'm not saying Connecticut doesn't have a lot of this already. I am saying though, it's not sufficient and it's a roll of the dice what is available from agency to agency," he said. "Rather than doing this piecemeal, let's do it right."

He's proposing establishment of a uniform statewide online "e-government" plan that will give residents access to state government over the Internet."  
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