Wednesday, April 23, 2014
When it comes to state spending, it's important that taxpayers know exactly how their dollars are being used. The Indiana General Assembly is committed to that idea, and now, others are taking notice.
A recent study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group ranked Indiana number one in spending transparency, based on the state’s website, the Indiana Transparency Portal. Last year, for the first time ever, every state in the nation had a website that detailed its expenditures, and Indiana's was the most transparent.
Only eight states received A-grades for their transparency websites. Even more concerning, nine states earned D's, and three states received failing grades.
This recognition follows several measures to establish fiscal accountability in Indiana:
These laws and Indiana’s high marks for transparency further underscore our state’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and accountability to its taxpayers. A strong foundation in transparency will continue to help Indiana make practical, common-sense improvements for our state as a whole.
For more information on the transparency study, click here.