A Message from Governor Patrick
Welcome to the Massachusetts Transparency website. As Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and I travel the Commonwealth, we often talk about our commitment to open government; to a government that recognizes that we are doing the people’s business.
In fulfilling our continued commitment to openness and transparency in government we are pleased to launch our new transparency web site.
This web site is meant to be a window into state government. From this site you can get details on the state budget, see where the state’s money comes from, locate a law on a topic that is of interest to you or obtain information on any city or town in Massachusetts, including your own.
This is the just beginning. Over the next several months you will be able to locate even more as we continue to develop this website. Only through an open honest presentation of the work of government, can the citizens of Massachusetts have the confidence that your money is being spent wisely and effectively.
I invite you to take a look at the Commonwealth’s Recovery website at mass.gov/Recovery to see the kind of information that we will be making available for all of state government.
True civic engagement requires a true presentation of facts in furtherance of an honest discussion. I look forward to engaging in that discussion with you.