Florida-based think tank’s new website offers state government data

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A Naples-based think tank Monday unveiled a website that provides detailed information about state and county payrolls and how government money is spent. The Foundation for Government Accountability, which describes itself as a “free-market think tank,” has compiled current and historical data on FloridaOPENGov.org Tarren Bragdon, chief executive officer of the non-profit group, described the website as the “great equalizer” in holding government officials accountable.

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