Open Data is Just the First Step

While the idea of Open Government has been around for centuries, it hasn’t been until the last decade that we’ve witnessed the emergence of true and widespread governmental transparency.  The concept that citizens should have the right to access the internal documents, finances and operational workings of government actually dates back to the “Age of… Continue reading Open Data is Just the First Step

ClearGov Announces Enhanced Town Financial Benchmarking

ClearGov was developed to help the average citizen better understand how their tax dollars are being put to use.  A major element to this mission involves benchmarking town’s finances.  In other words, how do you know whether $35 million spent on your town’s education system is a proper figure without a point of reference.  Benchmarking… Continue reading ClearGov Announces Enhanced Town Financial Benchmarking

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ClearGov launches to help average citizens better understand their local goverment

While looking through my finances in early 2015 it struck me as to how much I was paying in property taxes every month.  At one point in my life this would have been more than I paid in rent on a monthly basis.  Yet I never really questioned where this money went or how it… Continue reading ClearGov launches to help average citizens better understand their local goverment