We've learned more about Comptroller Susan Combs' ideas for opening up more of her agency's data, as she announced at last week's TribLive event.
Here's a breakdown of the plans, according to Combs spokesman Allen Spelce:
• Placing responses to common open-records requests on a public server free for anyone to download
• Expanding the "Where The Money Goes" feature, which allows users to search for state spending
• Making as many as 15 new raw data sets, in text and Microsoft Excel formats, available and free to download
Spelce said the agency has set a goal of having the new features by April. We'll track the progress and report back on the initiative, which we hope might lead to other agencies doing the same.