Kansas adds salaries to government web site

TOPEKA | Kansans now can search an online database to see expenditures by each state agency and the wages earned by each employee.

The salary data is the latest addition to KanView, a state Web site intended to provide more transparency in government operations. Kansans are able to make comparisons in revenues and expenditures from the past three budget years.

One taxpayer watchdog says that Kansas government has made significant strides in shedding light on how the state spends its revenues.

The system is maintained by the Information Network of Kansas, which administers the state's online systems. In the coming year, more financial information will be made available as the state upgrades its financial management system.