Indianapolis – Indiana is among the highest-rated states in the nation for transparency in government spending, according to a top non-partisan consumer activist group.
Following the Money 2016: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data, the sixth annual report of its kind by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, was released Wednesday and included Indiana among five “A-plus” states, and one of four to score a perfect 100 in its grading system. Governor Mike Pence released the following statement regarding the Indiana Transparency Portal’s top national ranking.
“As tax day approaches in Indiana, Hoosiers deserve to know exactly how their tax dollars are being spent,” said Governor Mike Pence. “I commend Auditor Crouch and her work with our Office of Technology and Management Performance Hub to increase transparency and accountability – giving our citizens unprecedented access to information, restoring public confidence, and creating a more efficient government. Hand in hand with our record of passing honestly balanced budgets, maintaining sufficient reserves, and cutting taxes for Hoosiers across the state, our record of financial transparency is yet another indicator of the pride we hold in our accountability to the wallets and pocketbooks of hardworking Hoosiers.”