Republicans and Democrats alike are guilty of budget games that either hide true spending or with unreasonable budget expectations, Iowa Auditor David Vaudt (pictured, right) said today.
“There is a big difference between openness and transparency,” Vaudt, a Republican, said in his review of budget targets from both parties. “You can have all kinds of openness but if you give people all kinds of information they can’t interpret, it doesn’t help. You have to be transparent in how you present that information and that’s what I’ve really been focusing on.”
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