Texas Leads in Financial Transparency

By Bill O'Neil

Another "gold star" for the State of Texas when it comes to how transparent officials are when it comes to how your money is being spent.  

The state has scored an A- in a new report--again placing it among the leaders around the country. 

Sara Smith with the Texas Public Interest Research Group told 550 KTSA News a state's political leaning don't appear to shape the rankings very much.  

"You have to actually want to provide this information to your citizens... in our case, the Comptroller is very dedicated to it" Smith said, adding an obvious trend is emerging.  

"Witht he increaase in transparency we've seen across the country, states have to do some substantial things to keep up" Smith said.  


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