City of Highland Heights Joins OhioCheckbook.com
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced the City of Highland Heights (Cuyahoga County) has joined OhioCheckbook.com
Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.
“The Ohio Checkbook offers taxpayers a better look at how their money is spent across the state," said Treasurer Sprague. "We're proud to partner with the City of Highland Heights to bring more fiscal transparency to local government and to encourage residents to engage in the decisions impacting their communities."
The City of Highland Heights is the 12th city in Cuyahoga County to join OhioCheckbook.com
. The city's online checkbook includes over 2,000 individual transactions that represent more than $5 million in spending in 2019.
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com
became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.
Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com
has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of May 2019, there have been more than 1,110,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com
or click on HighlandHeights.OhioCheckbook.com
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.