State gets top grade for fiscal transparency

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New law to boost accoutability, likely won't impace local tax districts

By Calen McKinney

State and local officials have received praise for being open with residents about how their tax dollars are spent.

And Gov. Steve Beshear recently signed a bill into law to further improve the state's transparency.

Local officials, however, believe the bill won't impact them much, as they are already doing what the law will require.

U.S. PIRG Education Fund conducts research to educate the public about issues to protect residents and promote good government practices. Their recent study shows that Kentucky government officials do just that.

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