The Wisconsin Department of Administration announced on Jan. 2, the launch of OpenBook Wisconsin, a financial transparency site detailing expenditures made by state government from fiscal year 2008 through the most current month. Data includes payments by state agencies, the Legislature, courts and the University of Wisconsin system.

"This website is part of this administration’s on-going commitment to making state government more transparent for the citizens of Wisconsin,” said DOA Deputy Secretary Chris Schoenherr in a release.

“In the future," continued Schoenherr, "we plan to add  salary and fringe benefits paid to state employees, grants awarded and contracts entered into by state agencies.”

Aid payments to individuals and organizations will not be listed in compliance with state law, and all data is reviewed to redact any confidential information such as employee Social Security numbers, home addresses or phone numbers.