Try out the search engine for government credit card spending, PERA administrative salaries and other databases. Some of the databases are a little dated because with so many levels of government it's a time-consuming process but they are being added gradually.

Click here for databases.

Here's a few examples from one city's credit card spending. These purchases were made on public employee credit cards and public tax dollars paid the bill. Are our taxdollars being spent wisely?

1$59.68 Meeting co-workerRED LOBSTER
2$167.46Meeting with co-workerJOHNNY CARINOS
3$112.69InterviewSIMMS LANDING
4$208.09 Baby ShowerJOHNNY CARINOS
5$104.20Lakewood Housing Authority meeting240 UNION
6$494.15Bankers Roundtable Luncheon240 UNION
7$300.00Holiday Hold-Em Cooking ClassWhole Foods
8$543.00Democratic Convention Commemorative CoinsCoins for Anything
7$197.25Take Your Kids to Work bowlingBowlero Lanes

Detailed transparency really can save us a lot of money besides providing accountability to the public. In large government bodies, when employees make purchases on their own with taxpayer-funded credit cards this ignores savings that could be found in bidding out those expenditures as bulk purchases.
Video: "Property Rights and the 50% rule"

Small video click here (slow internet connection)  
Large video click here (higher speed internet)

RTD got a law passed
allowing them to pay only 50% for a property taking. This law ignores the guarantee in our constitution which states property owners should receive "just compensation" when property is taken for a public purpose. While it's easy to understand that a publi purpose might include a public school or road, the definition of public purpose has now been interpreted to include economic gain. Many people, including myself, do not agree that a private project meant to provide profit for a private developer was to be allowed when forcibly taking someone's private property.

Click here to listen to the House testimony in which the committee passed the bill.