State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office has worked hard to improve the searchable database of how state tax dollars are spent.
“You can find out the net pay of any state employee. You can find out how much was paid in any month or any fiscal year to the thousands of vendors that do business with the State of Nebraska. You can access the thousands and thousands of state contracts,” Stenberg tells Nebraska Radio Network.
“I think it would get more use if more Nebraskans were aware that it’s there,” he adds.
Currently, about 1,000 people visit the site each month.
Stenberg says the site continues to add information on state spending.
“It’s much more readily available, so the news media or Nebraskans can find out what’s being spent on various things, and I think it does cause state personnel to be more careful about their spending,” Stenberg says.
Under a bill Gov. Pete Ricketts just signed into law, quasi-public agencies, such as the State Fair board and the Environmental Trust Board, must now supply information on spending to the site.