Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Northampton County Campaign Finance Reports Now Online

In Lehigh County, the campaign finance reports filed by candidates for county-wide office have been available for the last two years, and can be accessed here. Dean Browning, the driving force behind this exercise in transparency, calls it "one small item but certainly something local governments can easily do to make things more accessible."

It took us awhile, but Northampton County has finally followed Lehigh's lead, and is posting campaign finance reports online, too. But instead of restricting it to county offices, the finance reports being published are from everyone seeking office.

So far, the 2010 annual and second Friday pre-primary reports are up. The 30-day post primary is scanned and should be up soon.

I'll have a link to finance reports on my left sidebar.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lower Macungie Twp just adopted a policy to put campaign reports online last week

http://www.lowermac.com/library/file/TEMP/CampaignFinanceReporting_Draft_6%203%2011.pdf

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks. I will post the link as soon as it is up. I am impressed.

Anonymous said...

I see you have a link to municipal webcasts on your sidebar. Lower Macungie has been doing that for a few years now. They're recorded (not live) and usually available a day or two after the meeting.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I will ha,ppily add it to the list.

saddened by the BS said...

follow the money and you will find the crooks

7 steps said...

Bo 6:41 - are u in the sauce again?

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's 12 steps, asshole.