Wednesday, February 20, 2008

MS Taxpayer Transparency Act Passes

This morning, the Mississippi Taxpayer Transparency Act passed the House 118-0. I was actually a little surprised it passed by that margin.

The bill was sponsored by most of my freshman class. It would require the state government to create and operate a website that would make government contracts, subcontracts, grants and bonds accessible to the public.

HB 725 now goes to the Senate.