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County's checkbook is now open

Good for Sedgwick County and commissioner Karl Peterjohn (in photo) for creating a new Web feature that allows the public to examine how the county gets and spends money. Data can be searched by function, category, fund or vendor. As Peterjohn noted, it can sometimes be difficult to get financial information from governments. The new "county checkbook" database helps create more openness and transparency.