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Some of our past work on transparency:
Sunshine Week is a celebration and encouragement of open and transparent government. In New Hampshire, a new online database of state spending will open the curtains on much of state government but a few windows still have the curtains drawn...
John Lynch, Barack Obama and I all want you to google your government. As government gets larger and larger over time, making it transparent and accountable become more difficult...
As the governor puts together the most important speech of his term in office, he should plan on borrowing ideas from Barack Obama and from Iowa to reduce the amount of politics in Concord...
Pension Data is now Online!
Click the 'Pensions' tab to see the data
Fiscal Years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and the first half of 2014 are now complete!
Use our searchable database to look at more than 4.5 Million state transactions and counting!
It’s Your Money – How are They Spending It?
Welcome to NHOpenGov.org! This is where you, the taxpayer, can get a clear look into what New Hampshire spends your taxes on down to the agency, person and dollar in a user friendly, searchable format.
NHOpenGov.org offers an unbiased look at raw spending data, provided directly by the state. It’s your money; you deserve to know how they’re spending it. This site is designed to be a tool used by you, the citizen, to research, analyze, compare government spending data and find areas of wasteful spending.
We provide the information and you decide what's important to you. The site incorporates powerful analytic tools, which will only get better as we receive more data. Once we receive addition years of spending data, with just a few clicks of your mouse, you will be able to compare year over year figures and easily spot trends. With the sorting tools and search functions you can quickly find out how much the Department of Transportation spent on asphalt for state roads and from whom, how much the Department of Corrections spent on overtime for prison guards and everything in between. If you wish, you can also export the data in an excel file to conduct your own research later.
We currently have data for more than 4.5 million transactions covering every dollar spent by every state agency. Every last dollar they spent in fiscal years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and the first half of 2014 are accounted for. We are continually collecting new data. As soon as we receive any additional data, we will make it available here on the site. Please sign up for our email list by clicking here to receive updates.
If you find something interesting in the data that you think we should look at, questions or suggestions on how to make the site better, send us a message by clicking on the feedback button at the top of the page.
NHOpenGov is project of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a non-partisan, non-profit, free market think-tank based in Concord.