Illinois received an “A-“ when it comes to online government spending
transparency, according to the Illinois Public Interest Research
Group’s annual “Following the Money” report.
The transparency mark is better than the “B-“ the state received in the group’s report last year.
But despite the positive rating, Hailey Golds, an advocate with Illinois PIRG, said Illinois' could do more to be transparent.
state of Illinois should build upon this year’s progress and further
improve the breadth and ease-of-access of online government spending
information,” Golds said. “Given our state budget problems, Illinoisans
need to be able to follow the money.”
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