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Massachusetts Slips In Rankings Of Government Spending Websites

Massachusetts State House

       Massachusetts earned a B-minus grade for online transparency in public spending, according to new findings by a consumer watchdog.

       The Massachusetts government spending website called CTHRU ranked in a tie for 17th in the new 50-state survey by the Public Interest Research Group.

        WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Deirdre Cummings, Consumer Program Director for MassPIRG.

               In response to the watchdog group’s latest ranking of the state’s spending website, Massachusetts Comptroller Tom Shack said in a statement that he is  proud of the state’s accomplishments to expand transparency and accountability.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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