A new website launched by the state comptroller’s office lets the public see state financial transactions on a day-to-day basis. Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka has launched “The Ledger,” a website that lets the public see the same up-to-date numbers and information that is used by her office. Besides access to the state’s daily receipts and payment backlogs, the site also provides a state employee database, allowing users to view all public salaries and recent additions to the state’s payroll.
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“The Ledger is the most comprehensive, up-to-date online financial database that Illinois has seen,” Topinka said. “Beyond providing the day’s balances and transactions, the site allows taxpayers to inspect state revenues, expenses, contracts and salaries, all without having to move from their home computer.”
At this time the site does not list payments to state retirees, although Topinka says that is something her office is working on incorporating. The site also down not include bills that agencies are withholding from the comptroller’s office.
The site provides:
Daily General Funds balances and bond rating information
Unpaid bill totals on file at the comptroller’s office
State contract database providing agreement descriptions
State salary database detailing payments to all public employees
Revenue and expense database containing all transactions
All state financial reports
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