RIOpenGov Strives to Fill Transparency Void

The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has posted state payroll information to its transparency Web site, RIOpenGov.org. The site lists all state employees by name, department, and division, and presents their pay, including overtime, for the years 2010 and 2011.
The Ocean State Current drew some attention to this data last week, with reports on the high pay of nurses and laundry workers, as well as high overtime payments across state government.
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Dan
Dan
8 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is the absolute best single thing that can be done to ensure good government and fair compensation for public employees.
The Federal database and the old RI databases have been invaluable sources of information for me and other good-government advocates. Many arguments with misinformed progressives and union advocates were settled on this very blog and RIFuture with such public information. Sunlight truly is the best disinfectant. Keep up the good work!
It would be great to get the municipal databases online as well, as the Boston Herald does each year for that city. This is a great start and precedent.

Sammy in Arizona
Sammy in Arizona
8 years ago

These 100,000 and 200,000 + + wages are absolutely outrageous. Every time I hear about stuff like this I remember how the Righties have wet their pants over every proposal to raise the minimum wage by a few pennies, with false predictions of economic doom, which never come true.
Just another example of how the folks on the right want to control every aspect of our lives

Dan
Dan
8 years ago

Sammy the Troll is even more incoherent than usual. Anyone understand how opposing a minimum wage increase (which nobody predicted would be “economic doom”) is controlling every aspect of our lives? No, didn’t think so.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Spammy–take a course in critical thinking someday. Perhaps then you’ll be worth reading.

Monique
Monique(@monique-chartier)
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8 years ago

Ditto all of Dan’s first comments. Major kudos to everyone involved: this website is a fabulous resource.

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