Transparency and government have never gone hand in hand. California residents pay huge sums into its coffers - so where's it all going? Well, some folks over at California Common Sense are asking the same question and have the math chops to sort through the data. Check it out.
It's even worse at the city level. Why doesn't San Francisco publish it's budget and expenditures for all taxpayers to see? I can't wait to see that data visualization.