Idaho launches budgeting portal, hoping to rebuild public trust

StateScoop: The Idaho State Controller’s office launched a new budgeting-data website this week that officials say will improve transparency, inform policy decisions and build trust with the public.

The website, built on an open-data platform from OpenGov, allows users to peruse the state’s raw spending data down to individual transactions, or view what the state calls “transparent showcases” — collections of charts, graphs and commentary curated from the state’s data stores, each themed around a topics including workforce, revenues, expenditures and the state’s budget-writing process.

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