Journal News: New state website lets citizens see tax dollars at work (West Virginia)

Journal News: New state website lets citizens see tax dollars at work. “West Virginians can now see how their tax dollars are being used, courtesy of a new state website. West Virginia State Auditor John McCuskey held press conferences in Martinsburg on Monday morning and then in Charleston Monday afternoon to unveil the state’s new website…that will provide citizens a graphic snapshot on spending by the various state government departments.”

West Virginia Launches FOIA Request Database

The state of West Virginia has launched an online database of FOIA requests. “Those publicly-funded agencies using the database include: state agencies; county governments; city governments; governing boards and commissions; school boards and departments; and, any public body created or primarily supported by public funds. These agencies will be required to report the following: date the FOIA request was received; name of the person or entity making the request; subject of the request; whether the request was granted or denied and the reason for any denial; date of final completion of the request; and the amount of any charges to the person or entity making the request.”