Thursday, March 4 at 7 pm
Old Bag of Nails
66 N Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
Michael J. Maurer, Editor of the Ohio Citizens Accounting Standards Board will be introducing a new project called OpenOhio.
OpenOhio is a private effort to encourage transparency and accountability in state and local Ohio govenments. Sponsored by friends of the Ohio Citizens Accounting Standards Board, OpenOhio.org pledges to publish complete checkbooks and salaries for all of the 3,000 basic taxing jurisdictions in Ohio by April 15th. We call this our Transparency by April 15th project.
“Politicians and bureaucrats not only lie, they brag about how it’s necessary to lie and they study “professional” methods of doing it. It’s long past time to put an end to this nonsense–indeed it might be too late to save our government—and a good start would be telling the truth about taxes and spending.” Michael J. Maurer
Michael J. Maurer has covered the Ohio Statehouse and local government and business since 2000. His activities include research, policy analysis and writing about topics such as government accountability, intergovernmental relations, private property, journalism, and major state programs such as education and health care.
Mr. Maurer has worked in private practice as an attorney and also as a community news and statehouse reporter. He has served as both a print and Web editor and his columns and news reporting have been recognized by Suburban Newspapers of America, the Ohio Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Cleveland.
Mr. Maurer received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1987. He lives with his wife and daughter in Columbus, Ohio.