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New website for transparency in Vt. government

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Gov. Peter Shumlin says he wants to give you the opportunity to check up on state government.

Among a series of transparency proposals in Montpelier Friday, the governor announced a new state government database-- Spotlight.Vt.gov. It provides Vermonters with information on all aspects of state government so they can see for themselves what programs are working, how much money they're costing taxpayers and how they've changed over the years.

"There are two things I feel strongly about as governor-- accountability and transparency. I've said many times government should have nothing to hide and if they do we should know about it," said Shumlin, D-Vermont.

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