On May 27, 2009, Governor Crist signed the Transparency Florida Act into law. This legislation requires the Governor's Office to develop a website to provide specific information on every appropriation found within the General Appropriation Act for each branch of state government and state agency. The data must include at a minimum: expenditures, appropriations and adjustments, the status of spending authority for each appropriation and position and rate information on state employees.
The website will be overseen by the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee which will also propose additional phases of information to be made available. The committee submitted a proposal directly to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate which includes a schedule of additional phases of information by the type of information to be provided for specific governmental entities including all local government units, community colleges, state universities and other government entities that receive state appropriations.
For more information, visit TransparencyFlorida.gov