The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S.PIRG) gives Texas a grade of "A" for transparency in government spending. The group describes Texas as "one of the true leaders in the transparency movement" and gives the state the highest possible score in 10 out of 12 scoring categories.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, who has pushed for greater online access to government spending data since taking office is pleased about the ranking.
"Our office, is proud to be at the forefront of transparency efforts throughout the nation," Combs said. "We constantly look for ways to put more government information online, using new tools to make data accessible and understandable to taxpayers."