North Canton Public Library Joins OhioCheckbook.com
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that North Canton Public Library’s online checkbook has been added to OhioCheckbook.com.
This marks the first addition to the Ohio Checkbook since Treasurer Sprague took office earlier this week. 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.
“Greater transparency leads to citizens becoming more confident in their government institutions,” said Treasurer Sprague. “Residents of Stark County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and we are proud to have the North Canton Public Library join Ohio Checkbook as a partner in leading our state towards a more transparent future.”
The North Canton Public Library’s online checkbook includes over 3,000 individual transactions that represent more than $2 million in spending throughout 2017.
“The library is pleased to offer taxpayers the transparency that will be provided through our participation in the Ohio Checkbook program,” said Kelly Boggs, Fiscal Officer, North Canton Public Library.
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 NorthCantonLibrary.OhioCheckbook.com.