Pa. transparency earns temperate grade in Sunshine Week report


HARRISBURG – If the commonwealth were an elementary school student, we’re not sure if its mother would put this grade on the refrigerator. But in national context, Pennsylvania’s legislative transparency is pretty much on the curve.

The Sunlight Foundation’s Open States project gave Pennsylvania a “C” for state legislative transparency in a recent report card. The project ranked all 50 states to grade how “open” state’s legislative data was.

Pennsylvania is among 20 states to receive a C, while eight states scored a grade “A,” and six scored an “F.”