Why did the Treasurer's Office create OhioCheckbook.com?

Treasurer Mandel believes that Ohioans have the right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. He’s spearheading this effort to empower citizens to hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable for government spending. By shining sunlight on state spending and decisions made deep in the bureaucracy, the online checkbook enables taxpayers to help root out waste, fraud and abuse.

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1. What is OhioCheckbook.com?
2. Who do I contact if I have a question about the data on OhioCheckbook.com?
3. Why did the Treasurer's Office create OhioCheckbook.com?
4. What can I do with the information I find on OhioCheckbook.com?
5. Where does the checkbook expenditure data come from?
6. How often is the checkbook expenditure data updated?
7. How many expenditure records are in the online checkbook?
8. Why are Expense Types separated into groups of "FY2008 - 2014" and "FY2015 - present" when listed in the predictive search bar results?
9. Does the state use credit cards? Are those purchases found on OhioCheckbook.com?
10. Why does some expenditure data list the vendor as "Contact Agency for more information"
11. What does it mean when "Agency Journal" is listed as the payee?
12. What is the difference between an Expense Category, Expense Type and Expense Code?
13. What is the Compare tool?
14. What do the "$", "%" and "Vs. Average" buttons do when I am looking at Compare results?
15. What is the difference between a Voucher ID and a Check Number?
16. Why do I only see a partial list of expenditures on some of my searches?
17. I found a negative value for an amount paid. How is that possible?
18. Can I export into a spreadsheet the expenditure data found on OhioCheckbook.com?
19. How long will it take for me to download a .csv file of expenditure data?
20. Can I download expenditure data in Microsoft Excel?
21. Why does my Excel download not list the date of each transaction?
22. Can I do a bulk download of a year's worth of expenditures?
23. What web browser should I use to best view OhioCheckbook.com?
24. Is there an OhioCheckbook.com mobile app?