NextGov: FedBizOpps Will Be Gone Before the End of the Year

NextGov: FedBizOpps Will Be Gone Before the End of the Year. “The Federal Business Opportunities, or FedBizOpps, website will be shutting down before the end of 2019, as the comprehensive database of government contracting opportunities moves to a new location. By the end of next year, 10 acquisition-focused websites managed by the General Services Administration will be merged together under the new SAM.gov.”

Wyoming Public Media: State Auditor’s Transparency Website Goes Live

Wyoming Public Media: State Auditor’s Transparency Website Goes Live. “Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines has launched a new website detailing how Wyoming spends most of its money. The website… went live earlier this month. The site’s data includes transactions from 2016 to the present, and is searchable by agency, vendor, location and other categories.”

Stats NZ: New online tool shows how your rates are spent

Stats NZ: New online tool shows how your rates are spent. “New Zealanders can see how local councils spend money collected from rates in a simple online tool, Stats NZ said today…. By using the tool’s filters, you can choose any council around the country and the graph shows where the rates go, by specific activity. Each time you select a different council, the graph dynamically changes to your choice.” I was confused about “rates” but I believe this means property rates … what I would refer to as property taxes (usually with some swearing when I see the bill.)

Route Fifty: Tracking State Spending in Real Time with Budget Transparency Websites

Route Fifty: Tracking State Spending in Real Time with Budget Transparency Websites. “State governments are raising the bar on what it means to be transparent about their spending, with two states launching new budget websites this month that allow citizens to examine expenditures in near-real time.”

KOCO: Gov. Stitt announces launch of interactive website allowing access to state ledger

KOCO: Gov. Stitt announces launch of interactive website allowing access to state ledger. “Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday announced the launch of Oklahoma Checkbook, a website aimed to help people understand how their taxpayer dollars are being spent. Oklahoma Checkbook provides near real-time data on the state’s expenses, ensuring that people can quickly and easily review the state’s ledger, according to a news release. Stitt also said the website will provide a ‘greater means of accountability and transparency,’ a platform on which he ran on during his gubernatorial bid.”

Business News Wales: £1 Million for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales

Business News Wales: £1 Million for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales. “In addressing the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Wales Annual Conference last week, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord-Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from nearly £1 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services.”

‘We all want to do this faster:’ Library of Virginia needs money to speed production of governors’ records (Virginia Mercury)

Virginia Mercury: ‘We all want to do this faster:’ Library of Virginia needs money to speed production of governors’ records. “The Library of Virginia has slowly processed electronic gubernatorial records with reduced state money for eight years. The library is primarily funded by the state, but the agency has lost more than 60 positions in the last decade because of decreases in funding, Librarian of Virginia Sandra Treadway said. The Library of Virginia currently gets $6.4 million a year from the state and operates a foundation to collect and manage donations Lawmakers have put pressure on the library to work faster, but have shied away from giving the library funding it would need to do so. “