12 June 2009

Heritage Foundation Spotlights NebraskaSpending

Yesterday, I sat down with some analysts with the Heritage Foundation and spoke about NebraskaSpending.com and the need to bring better transparency to all levels of government. We also spoke about Operation Rightful Owner, a federal initiative that would reunite millions of Americans with unredeemed savings bonds. The Unredeemed U.S. Savings Bond Act of 2009, sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller (WV) and Pat Robertson (Kan.) creates a state-federal partnership to help find the owners of 40 million savings bonds with a value of more than $16.5 billion.

Nebraska is owed $115 million! Now, that's a real economic stimulus package.

Here's a quick view of the article:

In the Green Room: Neb. State Treasurer Shane Osborn
In three short years as "Nebraska's CFO" Shane Osborn has revolutionized the way Nebraskans interact and keep tabs on their government. It's called NebraskaSpending.com and it cost only $38,000 to make.