Thursday, March 15, 2012
Oregon received a "B+" grade for government spending transparency, according to an annual report from the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group.
"State governments across the country continue to be more transparent about where the money goes, extending checkbook-level disclosure of data on spending to contracting, tax subsidies, development incentives and other expenditures," said Matthew Orchant, OSPIRG Policy Associate, "But Oregon still has plenty of room for improvement."
The report describes Oregon as an "advancing state" because it has established a transparency website that is user-friendly and searchable, but lacks the breadth of information characteristic of leading states' websites.
Read more at KTVZ.