During the past legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly addressed ethics reform and for the first time in Georgia's history set a cap on how much lobbyists can spend on state lawmakers. Governor Nathan Deal and legislators hope the transparency will encourage greater public trust in government.
Along those same lines, you can track how the state spends your tax dollars by visiting Open Georgia. The site details state employee salaries, travel expenses and payments to vendors. It also offers in-depth reports about the financial health of state programs and local governments.