July 22, 2010

Picking up the slack

The Nevada News Bureau reports that Nevada's Open Government website still doesn't have the ability to search through contracts approved by the Board of Examiners:

Nevada’s transparency website, where taxpayers can go to examine details of spending by state agencies, still does not include a critical component that would make the information more useful.

Budget limitations have put a plan to put contract information on the site in a searchable format on hold, said state Budget Director Andrew Clinger.

In the meantime, contracts approved by the Board of Examiners at each meeting are being posted on the Department of Administration’s website, he said. Because the information is in a PDF format however, it is not searchable, Clinger said.

In an effort to pick up the slack, TransparentNevada has been posting searchable versions of the contracts since January.