California earns C- for government transparency and accountability

The bad news is that California state government received a C- for transparency and accountability in a 2015 study from the The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. There is no good news; the highest grade in the country was a C. (The Center for Public Integrity, November 9, 2015, by Nicholas Kusnetz)

California earned Fs in public access to information and judicial accountability and a D+ in state civil service management. It earned an A in state budget processes and a B+ in lobbying disclosure. It’s pathetic that given the D+ and Fs, nationwide only Alaska scored higher.  There are too many exceptions in California laws mandating transparency and new technology has made the 1968 California Public Records Act inadequate. (The Center for Public Integrity, November 9, 2015, by Robert B. Gunnison)