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Sunday November 23, 2014

#CheckbookNYC Keeps Tabs on City Government Spending

CheckbookNYCCheckbookNYC.com lets users follow the money. Budget experts told The New York Times if the new site analyzing NY’s spending had existed earlier, scandals like the CityTime project would have been detected much sooner. The site, which is updated daily, also allows users to download information on the latest city disbursements. The Times reports that users can also use search terms to derive more esoteric information. Developed with open-source software, officials said its source code will be made public, allowing others to adapt the site for their own systems and make enhancements.

The New York Times