There is a new way to get Georgia public records on the Internet.
The state launched the Open Georgia: Transparency in Government website. The website can be found at open.georgia.gov.
The site allows Georgians online access to agency expenditures on professional services, employee salaries and travel, state financial reports and program reviews from the two previous fiscal years, according to a news release from the Gov. Sonny Perdue's office.
“The Open Georgia website makes state government more transparent to its customer, the taxpayer,” Perdue said in the release. “By being willing to further open the halls of government to the public, we give citizens more confidence that their tax dollars are being spent wisely.”
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The site is part of legislation sponsored by Senator Chip Rogers and Senator Chip Pearson.
The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts maintains the site.