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Making Government Transparent to Citizens


As citizens, we need to know . . .

  • Where and how government spends our tax dollars
  • Where and how government raises those tax dollars
  • How your legislators voted on important legislation
  • How Vermonters finance public K-12 education
  • How the state's budget process works
  • How to access state employee salaries and union contracts
  • The state's long run fiscal prospects
  • How to use the state Open Records Law
  • How to read Vermont Supreme Court decisions

And much more.

This Vermont Transparency Project site will help you find out this important information. If you don't find what you need, please use the 'suggestion box' feature. For more information about this site, click the "About this Site" tab.

This site is a joint project of the Ethan Allen Institute and the Public Assets Institute. Please direct questions and comments to them using the suggestion box.

"We might hope to see the finances of the Union as clear and intelligible as a merchant`s books, so that every member of Congress and every man of any mind in the Union should be able to comprehend them to investigate abuses, and consequently to control them."

- President Jefferson to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin, April 1, 1802.

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