Sunshine Review, a wiki project that empowers citizens to share information with one another about their local government(s), has given every state a “transparency rating.” The rating is based on whether or not they have websites that provide transparency and how much information the website provides.
Categories are: budgets, public meeting minutes, permits and zoning, elected officials, audits, contracts, lobbying, public records, and taxes.
Arizona was #1. Vermont was #50. Nevada is #31. Here are all the rankings:
This and other similar projects are part of a grassroots push for full online transparency in every county across the nation. I fully support the cause.