Friday, February 01, 2008

Federal budget goes electronic

The federal government has entered the new century by deciding NOT to print the federal budget.

On February 4th, President Bush will release his budget for the 2009 fiscal year. Downloads of the document will be available here with an easy to remember web address of

According to a press release, this will "save nearly 20 tons of paper, or roughly 480 trees. In terms of fiscal savings, the Office of Management and Budget estimates the e-budget will save nearly a million dollars over the next five years. Individuals and groups may purchase paper copies from the Government Printing Office."

An electronic format is easier to search and will help us better monitor how our government spends our have at it!!!

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