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Georgia is one of the few states that discloses the user fees collected by public assets such as toll roads. This disclosure empowers citizens to...

Feb 4, 2013 Blog Post
Rating the Availability of Online Government Data in America's Largest Cities

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. Transparency in government spending checks corruptions, bolsters public confidence, improves responsiveness,...

Jan 23, 2013 Report

In 2012, Frontier Group helped citizens and decision-makers react to rapidly shifting circumstances. Our work this year put us at the cutting edge of debates...

Jan 4, 2013 Blog Post

Kudos to the state of Iowa for using a “clawback” provision in its economic development subsidies. Iowa, like many states, gives subsidies to businesses to...

Jul 25, 2012 Blog Post

The London Olympic security debacle serves as a good reminder of the dangers of privatizing public services.

Jul 17, 2012 Blog Post
The Need for Stronger Transparency and Accountability Standards at the State's Economic Development Corporation

Arizonans deserve to know how their taxpayer dollars are spent - including when their tax dollars are given as subsidies to corporations. However, the Arizona...

May 17, 2012 Report

We’re seeing change happening across a swath of issues we’re working on, with major implications for the future. This spring we’ve been working to document...

May 16, 2012 Blog Post

Despite California's exceptionalism in information technology, in Following the Money 2012 - our new report that grades states’ progress toward providing online access to government...

Apr 3, 2012 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have been making their checkbooks transparent...

Mar 14, 2012 Report
Rethinking Chicago's Troubled Redevelopment Program

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool intended to provide cities with funds to redevelop economically troubled or declining areas. Unfortunately, it can also be...

Jan 16, 2012 Report

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