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Every State Pension System Added To Mandel's Online Transparency Tool

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel

The Ohio Treasurer's searchable website tracking expenditures includes many local and state agencies, but most of the state's pension systems were missing, until now.

In a span of just five days, Treasurer JoshMandelwent from having just one state pension system on hisOhiocheckbook.comsite to having all five. He says that makes Ohio the first state to have this kind of transparency with all its retirement systems.

“I’m trying to set off a national race for transparency, where every year the various states will try to outdo each other,” said Mandel.

Mandel’s ultimate goal would be to spur the federal government to do this with its budget as well.

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