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"How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data" CONNPirg
"How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data" CONNPirg

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Published by: Helen Bennett on Mar 27, 2013
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Following the Money 2013
How the 50 States Rate in Providing OnlineAccess to Government Spending Data
Written by:Benjamin Davis, Frontier GroupPhineas Baxandall and Ryan Pierannunzi,U.S. PIRG Education Fund
March 2013
Following theMoney 2013
How the 50 States Rate in ProvidingOnline Access to GovernmentSpending Data
 The authors would like to thank Philip Mattera, Research Director o Good Jobs First,or providing analysis, editorial assistance, and review or this report. We wish to ad-ditionally thank the public ocials rom the 48 states who took the time to answer oursurvey questions and provide eedback on our evaluation o the transparency websitesthey manage. Previous years’ versions o this report beneted rom comments providedby: Gavin Baker, Open Government Policy Analyst o OMB Watch (now Center or E-ective Government); Melissa Duscha, Ph.D. student o Public Policy at the University o North Carolina, Charlotte; Suzanne Leland, Associate Proessor in the Department o Political Science and Public Administration at the University o North Carolina, Char-lotte; and Francisca Rojas, Research Director or the Transparency Policy Project at the Ash Center or Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy Schoolo Government. Thanks also to Tony Dutzik and Travis Madsen at Frontier Group ortheir editorial assistance. This report is made possible through the generous support o the Ford Foundation. The authors bear any responsibility or actual errors. The recommendations are those o ConnPIRG Education Fund. The views expressed in this report are those o the authorsand do not necessarily refect the views o our unders or those who provided review.2013 ConnPIRG Education Fund. Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License. To view the terms o this license, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. With public debate around important issues oten dominated by special interests pursu-ing their own narrow agendas, ConnPIRG Education Fund oers an independent voicethat works on behal o the public interest. ConnPIRG Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) or-ganization, works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigateproblems, crat solutions, educate the public, and oer meaningul opportunities orcivic participation. For more inormation, please visit our website at connpirgedund.org.Frontier Group conducts research and policy analysis to support a cleaner, healthier andmore democratic society. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation and compellingideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For more inormationabout Frontier Group, please visit our website at www.rontiergroup.org.Cover Photos: Alex Nikada Photography Layout: To The Point Publications, www.tothepointpublications.com

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