Lawmaker introduces measure requiring state to disclose spending |

Lawmaker introduces measure requiring state to disclose spending

DENVER ” Saying government needs to do a better job of telling taxpayers how their money is spent, a lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday requiring state agencies to disclose all transactions over $300.

Rep. Don Marostica, R-Loveland, said the Taxpayer Transparency Act (House Bill 1164) would require the state treasurer to set up an Internet site to show how tax dollars are spent.

“I think we can spend a fraction of what the state spends telling Colorado citizens what they get in return,” Marostica said.

State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, a Democrat, said she is working on her own Web site outlining how tax dollars are spent. She said she believes Marostica’s plan would put too big a burden on state agencies and be too expensive.

“I have concerns about the cost associated with this proposal. I think there are less costly ways to do this,” she said.

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