Arkansas legislative websites get an A grade

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislature in Arkansas an 'A' grade for how they make legislative information available.

The Sunlight Foundation also gave the top mark to Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.

Six states got an 'F.' They are Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Rhode Island.

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.

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