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Wisconsin national leader in government spending transparency

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin has become a leader across the country when it comes to government spending transparency.

That's according to a new report released Tuesday by advocacy group the WISPIRG Foundation.

The foundation ranked each state on how well it provides spending information to the public.
Wisconsin received an A- this year, up from an F rating last year.

The foundation says the boost is mostly due to the launch of Open Book Wisconsin, which posts the states check-book online for public viewing.

Bruce Speight of the WISPIRG Foundation says, "The state of Wisconsin has made great progress in becoming more transparent about where public money goes. Providing citizens with the information they need to hold elected officials and recipients of public subsidies accountable."

Wisconsin's transparency score increased 43 points from last year, good for the biggest improvement in the nation, moving it from the bottom ten into the top eight.

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