Report highlights states use of the web to improve transparency

States can do more to use the Internet to keep the public informed, according to a new report from Good Jobs First. The report looked at online disclosure of economic development subsidies, state procurement contracts, and lobbying activities. While every state provides some information on lobbying and procurement contracts, twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia do not disclose details about subsidies online. All states could do a better job of reporting in each category, and the report includes suggestions for improvements. More information on the report, including a breakdown of the individual states’ scores, can be found here on the Good Jobs First Web site. Additionally, Greg LeRoy, the executive director of Good Jobs First will be speaking at CPA’s Summit on the States on Sunday, December 9.