Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Senate approves Expenditure Transparency Act

Number 10 on today's Senate calendar is this measure.

The bill creates a searchable database of state expenditures, giving anyone detailed access to how state and federal money is spent. It's similar to what President Obama is proposing on federal level. Expect good debate on this one. Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, is the sponsor.

Already, a similar bill was tabled in the House Appropriation and Finance Committee this session.

Update, 2:30 p.m.

After some debate, including about the cost, the measure passed the Senate 38-0 and it now goes to the House.

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