Wednesday, March 28, 2012

State website among the top nationwide

Well-deserved kudos to the folks who run, a Washington state website that helps make much of what government is doing available on one easy-to-navigate site.

The Sunshine Review, a nonprofit group focused on government accountability, recently awarded the site with an A+ grade, meaning that it's one of the most accessible state government sites in the country. From the group's report card on the site:

Elected officials are listed with contact information
Budgets are posted
Audits are posted
Contracts are posted in a searchable database
The site includes information on requesting public records
Lobbyist lists and reports are posted in a searchable database

(And a hat tip to The HDC Advance for the heads up on this.)