State Treasurer John Mandel

State Treasurer Transparency Efforts Comes With High Price Tag

Aug 3, 2015
State Treasurer Josh Mandel has been recruiting agencies to take part in Ohio Checkbook.
Ohio State Treasurer

It turns out OhioCheckbook.gov comes – like most checking accounts -- with fees that total around $2.7 million.

State Treasurer Josh Mandel is going to the Ohio Controlling Board Monday morning to get the OK for a no-bid contract with a California startup called OpenGov. 

Mandel has won praise and bipartisan support for his effort to get cities, schools and other local governments to be transparent about their spending. But he hadn’t discussed the cost of the project.