New accounting standard to require governments to disclose cost of tax breaks

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board approved a new rule on Monday that requires governments to include in financial statements the value of tax abatements given to companies to spur economic development starting next Continue Reading

Increasing fees for public records is not the answer for government transparency

The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay. Another way is to simply ignore or delay responding to citizens Continue Reading