Jefferson County Joins OhioCheckbook.com
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that Jefferson
County has joined OhioCheckbook.com.
“The Ohio Checkbook provides communities with a
direct line of sight into where their tax dollars go and how their government
operates," said Treasurer Sprague. “We’re happy to add Jefferson County as
our newest valued partner in government transparency and accountability."
Jefferson County’s online
checkbook includes over 25,000 individual transactions that represent more than
$147.2 million in spending from January to June 2019.
County is extremely proud to join Ohio Checkbook to further our dedication to
government transparency and accountability,” said E.J. Conn, Jefferson County
Auditor. “This easy-to-use website will provide local taxpayers information on
how their hard-earned tax dollars are being utilized."
Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending
information available online. There are currently more than 1,100 local
government entities on the Ohio Checkbook, with more than 45 joining since
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 August 2019, there have been more than
1.2 million searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working
with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.
You can learn more
about Jefferson County by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To view information about another local
government website, visit the Local Government option on 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.