Transparent Government Spending
We live in unusual times. Many states, along with corporations which have created record deficits, are lining up to be bailed out from the results of their poor decisions and out of control spending. However, Arkansas is unique: here we are blessed to have a Constitutional requirement forcing lawmakers to balance the budget. Although that helps restrain legislative spending, we taxpaying citizens don't always know where our hard-earned money is being spent, and we have a right to. We need checks and balances in our government. We must hold accountable the current "Good Ol' Boy" system that has run this state for decades. As Lt. Governor, I will not only hold my office accountable for its spending but will be a leader toward responsible spending in our entire state government. When spending information is readily available to the public through the Online State Checkbook, Arkansans will see who is receiving our money and exactly how much they're getting.