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===The Best State and Local Government Websites For Transparency Recognized in 2010===
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The '''Sunny Awards''' were awards created by the [[Portal:Sunshine Review|Sunshine Review]] to recognize government websites that scored well on a [[Transparency Checklist|transparency checklist]].
[[File:Sunny awards.png|right|100px]]The best state and local government websites in America for transparency today received a “Sunny Award” from [[Sunshine Review]].
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Award winners are among 41 out of 5,000 government websites to earn an "A" transparency grade. Sunshine Review’s “[[Transparency Checklist]]" analyzes websites for information about [[government budgets|budgets]], [[meetings]], [[elected officials (Sunshine Review)|elected]] and [[administrative officials]], [[permits and zoning]], [[audits]], [[contracts]], [[government sector lobbying|lobbying]], [[public records]], and [[taxes]]. The “Checklist” measures what content is available on government websites against what should be provided.
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As of December 2013, Ballotpedia will not be releasing Sunny Awards on an annual basis. However, we will re-review websites on a quarterly basis when requested, pending staff resources and availability of time.  
  
“Sunny Award winners deserve recognition for making information available to citizens and for setting a transparency standard that all governments can, and should, meet,” said Mike Barnhart, President of Sunshine Review. “Access to information empowers every citizen to hold government officials accountable for the conduct of the publics’ business and the spending of taxpayers’ money. Official accountability is the corner stone of self government and liberty.
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To request that a city or school district be evaluated, please e-mail [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org].''
  
Since its inception in 2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the websites of all 50 states, more than 3,140 counties, 805 cities, and 1,560 school districts    .
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* a link to the website
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* links to where the information that will be evaluated can be found on the website
  
==Perfect scores==
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==See also==
* [[Anderson County, South Carolina]]
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*[[2010 Sunny Awards]]
* [[Carbondale, Illinois]]
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*[[2011 Sunny Awards]]
* [[Clayton County, Georgia]]
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*[[2012 Sunny Awards]]
* [[Cobb County, Georgia]]
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*[[2013 Sunny Awards]]
* [[Davis School District, Utah]]
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* [[Duval County, Florida]]
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* [[Harris County, Texas]]
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* [[Henry County, Georgia]]
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* [[Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida]]
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* [[Los Angeles County, California]]
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* [[Massachusetts state website]]
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* [[Owasso, Oklahoma]]
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* [[Seminole County Public Schools, Florida]]
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* [[St. Johns County School District, Florida]]
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* [[Surprise, Arizona]]
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* [[Tulsa County, Oklahoma]]
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* [[Washington state website]]
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==A grades==
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* [[Aiken County, South Carolina]]
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* [[Avon Grove School District, Pennsylvania]]
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* [[Brandywine Heights Area School District, Pennsylvania]]
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* [[California state website]]
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* [[Chandler, Arizona]]
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* [[Clay County, Missouri]]
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* [[DuPage County, Illinois]]
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* [[Evanston, Illinois]]
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* [[Indiana state website]]
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* [[Jordan School District, Utah]]
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* [[Juneau, Alaska]]
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* [[Keller, Texas]]
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* [[Lake County, Illinois]]
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* [[Maine state website]]
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* [[Marion County Public Schools, Florida]]
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* [[New Jersey state website]]
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* [[Osceola County Board of County Commissioners, Florida]]
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* [[Palm Beach County School District, Florida]]
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* [[Pennsylvania state website]]
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* [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania]]
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* [[Phoenix, Arizona]]
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* [[Pinal County, Arizona]]
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* [[Richmond County, Georgia]]
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* [[Salt Lake County, Utah]]
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* [[San Francisco County, California]]
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* [[Williamson County, Texas]]
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* [[Wisconsin state website]]
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Revision as of 11:10, 30 December 2013

The Sunny Awards were awards created by the Sunshine Review to recognize government websites that scored well on a transparency checklist.

As of December 2013, Ballotpedia will not be releasing Sunny Awards on an annual basis. However, we will re-review websites on a quarterly basis when requested, pending staff resources and availability of time.

To request that a city or school district be evaluated, please e-mail geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org.

It is helpful to Ballotpedia staff if you include the following:

  • a link to the website
  • links to where the information that will be evaluated can be found on the website

See also