Created on Thursday by City Comptroller John Liu, checkbooknyc.com lets taxpayers discover how their hard earned cash is being spent. For instance, the city has spent $3,771,246.41 this year on office furniture, and Mayor Bloomberg's office spent $5,500 on liquor! The city's law department also spent about $66,000 on car services, about six times as much as City Council staffers. Liu told the Daily News, "The more information we make available to the public, the more built-in incentives all of us in city government have to save taxpayers' money, which has really become more important than ever before."
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