PIRG Transparency Ratings by state

 

Follow the Money - NJPIRG v.2

Following the Money

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

Released by NJPIRG Law and Policy Center
A project of the U.S. PIRG Education Fund

“Every year, state governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars through contracts for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, and other expenditures. Accountability and public scrutiny are necessary to ensure that the public can trust that state funds are spent as well as possible.

In recent years, state governments across the country have created transparency websites that provide checkbook-level information on government spending – meaning that users can view the payments made to individual companies as well as details about the goods or services purchased or other public benefits obtained. These websites allow residents and watchdog groups to ensure that taxpayers can see how public dollars are spent.” -NJPIRG

 

Report: Following the Money 2016

Release date: April 13, 2016

 

Report: Following the Money 2015

Release date: March 18, 2015

 

Report: Following the Money 2014

Release date: April 8, 2014