Patrick Ishmael

Last month the Show-Me Institute published an extensive dataset of state spending from the Office of Administration, stretching back to FY2000 and through FY2017. You can find the spreadsheets, broken down by quarter, here. Given the success of the Municipal Checkbook's app, we decided to render one for the state for the past fiscal year. You can find it below.

Users can scroll through the vendors with whom the state did much of its spending, zoom in on a map of vendors to see who does a lot of business with the state in your neighborhood, and look at spending and transaction patterns between the state and vendors over the course of the year.

Have a thought or suggestion about future visualizations? Leave a comment below. And be sure to give the app a minute to load; after all, it's processing over a million transactions.

About the Author

Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.