Texas Receives Top Marks For Government Transparency

CONCORD, N.H. (March 11, 2013)--An analysis by the nonpartisan nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, which focuses on making government transparent and accountable, gives the Texas Legislature an “A” grade for how it makes legislative information available.

The Sunlight Foundation also gave the top mark to Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Washington.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island both got an “F,” along with Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, and Nebraska.

Vermont got a 'B' and Maine got a 'D.'

The foundation rated legislative websites on such factors as completeness of the information on bills, votes and events; how quickly the information was updated; how easily the sites are to navigate; if the information was easily viewed with common software; and if information was preserved for future viewing.

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