Transparency in government is important to maintaining accountability and building citizens' trust. A focus on government transparency improves management and cost efficiency and ensures appropriate results from state investments. One facet of government transparency is providing easy access to government financial information, particularly regarding revenues and spending.
Minnesota received a B rating on the U.S. Public Interest Research Group's 2016 Following the Money report card. This grade measures how well states provide online access to information about state government revenues, spending, and other analytical financial data. States were given an A+ to F grade based on the characteristics and breadth of the online transparency systems they have in place. Minnesota's grade held steady from 2015 to 2016.
This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.