State of Tennessee gets “B” while counties get “D” for government website transparency and public records

In Advocacy on April 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

The Sunshine Review gives state government in Tennessee relatively high marks for government transparency on its Internet website, while giving local county governments in Tennessee some of its lowest grades. Sunshine Review said state government websites in Tennessee are easy to navigate, officials are listed with contact information, budgets are posted and information is available regarding numerous public records and government ethics. Overall the state was given a grade of “B.” Undoubtedly, the Tennessee Comptroller’s site that includes numerous public records including tax assessments and city and county audits, along with the premier Office of Open Records site contributed heavily to the high marks. By contrast, almost across the board, county government websites received the lowest marks with the average being a grade of “D.” In fact, 35 county governments do not even maintain a web presence according to the Sunshine Review. Only Wilson County is said to have adequately posted public records on its website. The complete Tennessee Sunshine Review can be linked to from the Tennessee Transparency Project website. Click TN Sunshine Report Card in the lower right column on the main page.

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