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:
- Iowa, Vermont, Wisconsin
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
States with the Worst Government Spending Transparency:
Read the full report here
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina