Jefferson County Joins OhioCheckbook.com
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.
"Jefferson 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 January.
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.