Open Government

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Open Government

Government should be transparent.

Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for Minnesotans about what their State Government is doing. Information maintained by the State Government is a state asset. The State of Minnesota will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) has harnessed new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. MMB also solicits public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.


Government should be participatory.

Public engagement enhances the Government's effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge.


Government should be collaborative.

Collaboration actively engages Minnesotans in the work of their Government. Minnesota Management & Budget will use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all levels of agency business. MMB solicits public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation.

-Barack Obama- Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies 

Minnesota Staff   Checkbook


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