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Village of Ripley, Union and Lewis Twps. join OhioCheckbook

2016-11-22-brocountylocalgovOhio Treasurer Josh Mandel has announced the launch of the Village of Ripley, Union Township and Lewis Township’s online checkbooks on
In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for a second year in a row.
The Ohio Treasurer’s office was joined at today’s announcement by Village of Ripley Administrator Pete Renshaw and Union Township Fiscal Officer Angela Hauke.
Ripley is the fourth village in Brown County to post their spending on, and Union Township and Lewis Township are the fifth and sixth townships in Brown County to post their spending on
The following is a breakdown of today’s local government sites:
• Ripley’s online checkbook includes over 12,800 individual transactions that represent more than $9.6 million of total spending over the past four years.
• Union Township’s online checkbook includes over 1,100 individual transactions that represent more than $810,000 of total spending over the past three years.
• Lewis Township’s online checkbook includes over 290 individual transactions that represent more than $570,000 of total spending over fiscal year 2015.
“I believe the people of Brown County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on,” said Treasurer Mandel.  “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”
“The Village of Ripley is pleased to partner with the Ohio Treasurer’s Office to offer this service to our taxpayers at no cost,” said Ripley Mayor Tom Leonard.  “The process was quick and easy and now our residents can easily see how their hard earned tax dollars are being spent.”
“Technology has made it so that society relies heavily on instant access to information,” said Senator Joe Uecker.  “I am proud to know that Brown County local governments are participating in and am glad to know that the community will have the access and ability to easily find out how their tax dollars are being spent.”
A large coalition of statewide and local government organizations have expressed support for and local government transparency, including:
• Ohio Municipal League · Ohio Township Association
• Ohio Association of School Business Officials
• Buckeye Association of School Administrators
• County Commissioner Association of Ohio
• County Auditor Association of Ohio
• Ohio Newspaper Association
• Ohio Society of CPAs
• Buckeye Institute
• Common Cause Ohio was launched on December 2, 2014, marking the first time in Ohio history when citizens could actually see every expenditure in state government.
Since its launch, has received overwhelming support from newspapers and groups across the state and, as of November 18, 2016 there have been more than 664,000 total searches on the site.
In April 2016, U.S. PIRG announced that Treasurer Mandel earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second consecutive year in a row.
Due to the launch of, Ohio again received the highest perfect score of 100 points this year – marking the second time in two years Ohio received the highest possible score in the history of the U.S. PIRG transparency rankings.

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