Hawai‘i ranks in bottom half of states for spending transparency

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hawai‘i is lagging behind most other states when it comes to transparency about government spending, according to a study published Wednesday.

The state was one of three that earned a “C” grade from the Boston-based consumer group U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups. The ranking puts Hawai‘i in the bottom half of states when it comes to the fiscal information it puts online, with 28 other states ranking higher.

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