New study gives Washington a middling C for online fiscal transparency

From Route Fifty:

States have made progress providing online information about spending in recent years. But there’s still room for improvement.

That’s according to an evaluation of state transparency websites that the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and Frontier Group released on Wednesday. It’s the eighth evaluation of its kind. The report grades spending websites for all 50 states on an A to F scale based on factors like available content and user-friendliness.

The study shows Washington receiving a middling and disappointing C. 

We thought Washington would fare better in the rankings. As always, we caution that these kinds of rankings are subjective. To their credit, the researchers provide a clear statement of their criteria and methodology.