Kansas, Arkansas legislative websites get ‘A;’ Oklahoma gets ‘D’

The Kansas legislative website, pictured above, received an 'A' grade from a national group. File photo.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 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 also gave ‘A’ grades to Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.

Despite recent upgrades in technology by the Oklahoma Legislature the national group gave the state a grade of "D'' for how well legislative information is made available to the public.

The nonpartisan, nonprofit group Sunlight Foundation released transparency report cards on Monday for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The group analyzed legislative websites to determine how readily legislative information is publicly available. Factors included completeness, timeliness, ease of electronic access, machine readability, use of commonly owned standards and permanence.

Combined from two AP dispatches. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.