The Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL) surveyed1 the online availability of state government contracting information for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The CSRL examined the following:
- Do states provide any online information about the contracts they issue?
- Is the information presented in a format that will allow taxpayers, citizen groups and the
media to analyze the way in which the government is spending tax money?
- Which states demonstrated the “best practices” in providing complete data in a form that is
- Which states have done the worst job in providing online information about the contracts