Problems Found With Massachusetts Open Checkbook Website
Another government website has been found to have some glitches.
There were problems this week with the online Open Checkbook in Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe the site provided incomplete information about public contracts and would not work at all when accessed with certain internet browsers. The open checkbook, launched two years ago, is intended to provide transparency on how taxpayer money is spent, according to Charlie Schweik at the UMass Center for Public Policy and Administration
" Open and transparent data is always a good thing in a democracy."
The Massachusetts online health insurance market place was also troubled for several weeks by freeze-ups and faulty links.