In today’s digital age, government “transparency” is defined by full and easy online access to pertinent information that is comprehensible to the average citizen. Complete information on government expenditures should be available in a single, searchable, structured database that is available to the public at no cost.

Adjunct Scholar Sandra Fabry gives an overview and analysis of the national transparency movement and provides recommendations for building upon recent steps that have been made in continuing Florida’s long tradition of “government in the sunshine.”