Spending transparency is essential to sound government.

When spending is done in the open, public officials are usually more accountable, because they know their actions will be subject to public scrutiny. Besides, citizens have a right to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are going.

In March 2008, S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom unveiled the state's first spending transparency website. The goal is to shine a light on spending, thus improving the quality of government and giving taxpayers click-of-a-mouse access to details about how their money is spent.

View Lander University's Transparency Statements