INTERACTIVE: States With the Best and Worst Government Spending Transparency

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/09 2014 12:33PM

Updated 04/09 2014 12:40PM

A report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) called Follow the Money 2014 rated states based on government spending transparency. 

According to USPIRG, the report grades each state on the inventory of content and how easy it was for residents to access this information. 

Click on a state to see how it ranked. States highlighted in blue received A grades, green B grades, orange C grades, red D grades, and purple F grades. 

States with the Best Government Spending Transparency:
  1. Indiana 
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Iowa, Vermont, Wisconsin
  7. South Dakota
  8. North Carolina
  9. Illinois
  10. Louisiana 

States with the Worst Government Spending Transparency:
  1. California
  2. Alaska
  3. Idaho
  4. Kansas
  5. Ohio
  6. Nevada
  7. Alabama
  8. North Dakota
  9. Rhode Island
  10. South Carolina

Read the full report here.

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