Government Fees, Contracts & Taxes

SIX STATES FAIL ONLINE TRANSPARENCY BAROMETER: Three states now making full disclosure of state contracts online

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2010: Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, and Wyoming have failed in the last year to make progress toward fully disclosing state contracting information online, according to a survey issued today by Ralph Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL).

The CSRL surveyed state government websites in order to discover which states have made progress in online transparency in the last year by publishing the full text of state contracts online. Kentucky, Massachusetts and Arizona joined 40 other states in publishing the full text of state contracts through their purchasing and procurement office websites. Two jurisdictions – California and the District of California – are only making partial disclosures.

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