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2 New England Legislative Websites Get an A Grade

An analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislatures in New Hampshire and Connecticut an 'A' grade for how they make legislative information available.

The Sunlight Foundation gave two New England states an 'F' - Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Vermont got a 'B' and Maine a 'D.'

The foundation rated legislative websites on such factors as completeness of the information on bills, votes and events; how quickly the information was updated; how easily the sites are to navigate; if the information was easily viewed with common software; and if information was preserved for future viewing.

Top marks also went to Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas and Washington. F states include Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, and Nebraska.

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