The folks over at Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit that promotes government transparency, aren’t very impressed with Ohio.
After rummaging through more than 1,000 government websites in the U.S. and grading them on the online information made available to the public, the group awarded only six “Sunny Awards” in Ohio.
The city of Columbus grabbed one of the few Ohio awards, and the only one in central Ohio, for its website after picking up an “A-minus.”
Nationwide, 247 government web sites earned a “Sunny Award” for making vital information available online about budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial audits, contracts, public records, taxes and other items.
Ohio’s six awards paled to the number handed out to other states, such as Florida (25), Virginia (19), Illinois (19), California (12), Georgia (12), Kansas (11) and Oklahoma (10).