Liverpool Township Joins OhioCheckbook.gov
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague announced today that Liverpool Township (Columbiana County) has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“The Ohio Checkbook encourages fiscal responsibility and informs residents about decisions being made in their communities,” said Sprague. “This type of transparency allows local governments to give taxpayers a front row seat to how their money is being spent. We applaud Liverpool Township for joining the platform and welcome them as our newest partner in making government spending data more accessible.”
Liverpool Township is the 16th entity in Columbiana County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The township’s checkbook includes nearly 3,500 transactions representing over $1.79 million in spending from January to December 2021.
“We look for the opportunity to be transparent to our township,” said Liverpool Township Trustee Dennis Giambroni. “This is something that we never have done before and we believe it’s a good thing to do.”
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The transparency website combined OhioCheckbook.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, one-stop resource for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local government levels.
By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come.
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 $39 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.