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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

(Vancouver) Columbian Editorial on Searchable State-Spending Database

The buzz about a legislative proposal to create searchable database of state spending increases. The (Vancouver) Columbian writes this editorial. They say, in part:

"When Republican State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Democratic State Auditor Brian Sonntag agree on an idea, Washingtonians would do well to pay attention. Both leaders feverishly pursue policies over politics. Both men have powerful reputations as independent problem solvers. McKenna and Sonntag support a proposed budget database that would allow taxpayers to research state spending on the Internet. It's a superb idea, and Washingtonians should feel slightly embarrassed that Congress beat our state to the punch. ..."