Adam Andrzejewski – Open the Books
Adam Andrzejewski is the founder of Open the Books, an organization dedicated to transparency in government. Open the Books has been at the forefront of holding state government accountable for how it spends taxpayer money. In California, Governor Newsom’s most recent state budget plan proposed $222 billion in General Fund spending alone. So when State Controller Betty Yee declined an Open the Books request for line-by-line state spending, they sued her in court to force her to reveal these public spending records. Adam discusses the case against California and Open the Books’ victories in other states in holding public officials accountable.