Land is going to put all the SOS spending info online. It's already available through other avenues, but as you may or may not know, this project is the darling of House Republicans and the Mac people who are looking to "find that government waste" in the form of... whatever helps the citizens of Michigan, probably.
Land credited the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland for encouraging government to go beyond the basic requirements of right-to-know laws through its Show Michigan the Money initiative.
The Mackinac Center approached the Department of State to gauge its willingness to launch such a project.
"The Mackinac Center is performing a valuable service by working to empower taxpayers with useful knowledge about their government," Land said. "I'm proud of the Department of State's ongoing commitment to stretch every dollar while offering high-quality, efficient customer service. We hope this initiative can serve as a model of government openness."
The Mackinac Center is looking to destroy the government. While "government openness" in itself is not a bad thing, the reasons behind this initiative are sinister. And you know it.
Is Terri making friends for a later play date in 2010?