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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 31, 2019

Media Contact: Brittany Halpin 614-752-8103

brittany.halpin@tos.ohio.gov

City of Maumee Joins OhioCheckbook.com

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the City of Maumee (Lucas County) has joined OhioCheckbook.com.

Treasurer Sprague recognizes the value in continuing the legacy of the Ohio Checkbook, viewing it as a great resource in the quest for greater transparency in government.

“The Ohio Checkbook provides Ohioans with the ability to access information about where their hard-earned dollars are being spent,” said Treasurer Sprague. “We are so proud to have the City of Maumee join us on the path towards greater transparency.”

The City of Maumee is the third city in Lucas County to join OhioCheckbook.com. The city’s online checkbook includes over 3,000 individual transactions that represent more than $9 million in spending in 2019.

Launched in 2014, OhioCheckbook.com became the first resource aiming to make all state spending information available online. For three years running, Ohio has been recognized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the number one government transparency ranking in the country.

Since its launch, OhioCheckbook.com has garnered the interest of those hoping to learn more about how Ohio’s tax dollars are spent. As of May, 2019, there have been more than 1,110,000 searches on the site, and the Treasurer’s office continues working with local governments and constituents to leverage the site’s capabilities.

For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com or click on Maumee.OhioCheckbook.com.

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Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $20 billion investment and $10 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.