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Tag: Sunlight Foundation

March
12th

Report: Washington’s legislature gets top grade for online transparency

Open government advocates take heart:  The Washington State Legislature gets an `A’  for online transparency, according to a national study released this week.

The Sunlight Foundation delivered its “Transparency Report Card” this week to gauge how well state legislative information is made available to the public on the internet.  The Washington D.C.-based open government advocacy nonprofit collected data for six different criteria to develop the scorecard for all 50 states.

“The Transparency Report Card judges legislative websites in relation to how government information is publicly available,” the foundation  said in a press release. “Factors include: completeness, timeliness, ease of

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