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Transparency

​​​Transparent government is good government. According to a study done by the United States Public Interest Resource Group (US PIRG), Kentucky ranks in the middle of the pack.  Treasurer Ball will push for increased transparency. She will continue to support legislation and innovative methods to shed light on Kentucky state government spending.

Spend​ing
The taxpayers of Kentucky deserve to know how their money is spent.  Treasurer Ball supports measures to show where tax payer dollars are going. 

Contracts
Treasurer Ball supports a fair process for vendor selection and contract offers.  Kentucky residents can review public contracts of selected vendors and examine them in order to ensure fairness.

Salaries
Every member of state government works for, and is paid by, the citizens of Kentucky.  Taxpayers should know what they are paying state workers. Treasurer Ball supports transparency in state salaries. Kentucky citizens should research and learn what agencies, universities, and constitutional officers pay staff to go to work for you every day.

Property
Transparency includes knowing what land and buildings state government owns.  Treasurer Ball correctly realizes the property that state government owns is property that Kentucky citizens gave to the government. Taxpayers should know where that property is and what it includes. Kentucky taxpayers can study the listed properties to learn what land and property is owned by state government.

Data & Maps
There is a multitude of information to understand in state government activity.  That information should be public and is an important aspect of transparency.  Taxpayers ought to review additional data and maps in Kentucky to get a full scope of transparency in state government.