Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch says her office has launched an online searchable database outlining the state's $13 billion in fixed assets. She says the tool gives Hoosiers access to information on assets ranging from computers and vehicles to stump cutters.
September 12, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. — State Auditor Suzanne Crouch is pleased to announce that Hoosiers now have the option to view Indiana's $13 billion in fixed assets on the Indiana Transparency Portal website.
“My office strives to continue giving Hoosiers access to specific information about what their earned tax dollars are being spent on,” said Auditor Crouch. “Now, if you want to know how many computers the Indiana Department of Technology owns or how many stump cutters the Department of Natural Resources has, all you have to do is visit our Portal. This adds another level of accountability to state government and helps to increase the transparency of expenditures.”
Fixed assets capitalized at $500 or more are now on the Transparency Portal and are categorized by state agency, description and acquisition date. The main categories include land, infrastructure, buildings, transportation equipment and machinery.
“In April, Indiana's Transparency Portal was ranked No. 1 in the nation,” Auditor Crouch said. “While that is a great accomplishment, the addition of fixed assets shows that we will not rest on our laurels but instead will continue expanding and improving our public availability. As I have said before, government's business should be open and accessible to the public to ensure trust and confidence in our finances and governance.”
To view fixed assets on the Indiana Transparency Portal visit www.in.gov/itp, click on State Expenditures and Assets and view the State Expenditures and Assets Searchable Database. For a brief explanation of the information, click on the “Assets You Should Know” tab.
Source: Office of Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch