I am proud to welcome you to RI.gov's new Transparency Portal.
The launch of the Portal is a significant step in my Administration's efforts to provide the public with an increased level of information regarding the operation and management of government, as well as ensuring the most efficient use of taxpayers' money. It will serve as an important resource for holding agencies accountable for progress and increasing the public's awareness of the important services government provides.
Through the Portal, you'll be able to access a variety of government records, documents, and information, including contracts, personnel information, and performance measures.
I have also sent a letter to all members of my Cabinet asking for their assistance, cooperation, and collective efforts in making state government more transparent, effective, and responsive for the people of Rhode Island.
While we are moving forward with determination, this is an ongoing process. So if something you are looking for is not available through the Portal today, keep checking back, as we will continue to expand the accessible information over the next 18 months.
My Administration is committed to open and honest government. I believe that, with continued commitment and focus, Rhode Island can lead the nation in transparency. This will ultimately strengthen our citizens' faith in their government, bolster our national reputation, and increase our economic competitiveness.
Lincoln D. Chafee