Massachusetts transparency legislation

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Transparency legislation proposed in Massachusetts.


Although not dealing with public funds, a bill was introduced in the Massachusetts' legislature seeking to increase financial transparency in the state's private colleges and universities. According to the language of the bill, schools with investments or property valued at more than $10 million must report the value of their assets starting in 2013. Harvard University will also be forced to report all the state and local taxes from which it is exempt.[1]

In December 2010 the Executive Office for Administration and Finance launched the Massachusetts Transparency Roadmap

In 2011 a mobile app will be available for the people of Massachusetts to track state spending in their community. The app will also give citizens the chance to comment on whether or not they approve of the spending. The app should be available in the spring of 2011.[2]