Wyoming Launches Searchable Government Transparency Site
CHEYENNE, WY. (AP) — Wyoming has launched a new government financial transparency website.
The WyOpen website at www.wyopen.gov has a searchable database of government expenditures going back to January, 2016.
Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines announced the website in June and it went public Wednesday. Racines says in a release government transparency “should be the norm and not the exception.”
A national government financial transparency group called American Transparency pressured the auditor’s office to provide state checkbook data starting in 2015. Wyoming was one of just a few states that hadn’t provided the information under open records laws.
Racines’ office provided all information sought by the group soon after she took office in January.