US PIRG Ranks State Spending Transparency

On April 8th, the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) published its fifth annual report on access to state government spending data. According to PIRG, spending transparency is improving at an “uneven pace” across the country. The leading states include Indiana, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The most transparent states provide detailed information on subsidies spent through the tax code. See grades for all states here.