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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the launch of "Transparent Tennessee," an overhaul of the state's transparency website to offer more user-friendly information online to Tennessee taxpayers.

Transparent Tennessee is a one-stop shop for searching public data on how state dollars are spent. The site includes a searchable checkbook with more interactive data related to state agency expenses, vendor payments and travel reimbursements.

"A state government that is accountable to Tennessee taxpayers is an important part of being customer-focused, efficient and effective," Haslam said. "The advanced function of this website will allow citizens more access to information about how state dollars are spent."

Transparent Tennessee includes the new checkbook function along with an interactive financial overview of where state dollars come from and where they are spent. The site has a public opportunities section that links to public meetings, open records information and a page for feedback.

Visitors to the website will also see quick links to state audits and the state salary database.

Transparent Tennessee can be found at http://tn.gov/opengov/.

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