When Miller served as the House Appropriations and Budget Committee chairman, he authored legislation enhancing the state’s Open Books website.
“The launch of this online checkbook is a natural progression of the partnership Sen. Jolley, Rep. Murphey, myself and many others began years ago, and it is a step forward in providing increased government accountability,” Miller said.
Miller said additional financial data will be added in the coming months.
Once work is complete on upgrades of the state’s cash management and electronic payment and deposit software programs, information on public assistance, pension, unemployment and Medicaid payments will be added to the online checkbook.
However, recipient information will be blocked to protect the privacy of individuals receiving the payments. Work also is under way to incorporate the receipt of federal funds into the automated reporting system.
The Oklahoma Treasury Online Checkbook was developed for the treasurer’s office under an interagency agreement with the Information Services Division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.