New Jersey Republicans are pushing for the creation of a Web site designed to educate residents on how the state spends taxpayer money, a move they say will open the door to greater transparency in the budget process.

Sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio, R-Morris and Passaic, the Transparency in Government Act aims to gather information such as revenues, expenditures, and outstanding debt levels and present them within a user-friendly, searchable Web site.

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