It shouldn't take subpoenas and a lawsuit to open the books.
Since 2013, we’ve filed sunshine requests with the California controller for the state checkbook. Each time our requests were rejected without citing a single exemption of the state’s open records law.
Oddly, the controller’s main arguments rest on a claim that they can’t locate a single one of the 49 million bills she paid last year!
California wants to hide their spending from taxpayers, citizens, media, watchdogs, academics – everybody. They are testing our will and wallet.
Thankfully, we’ve joined forces with an aggressive team of lawyers at the nonprofit good government watchdog organization, Cause of Action Institute in Washington, D.C.
Help us force California to open the state checkbook! Read our compliant here and sign our petition.
Deputy Director at Large
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski)
CEO & Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
Dr. Tom Coburn