Report: Okla. earns 'A-' for spending transparency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A national advocacy group has given Oklahoma an ``A-'' grade for the ease of tracking the state's spending online. That's up from a ``C+'' last year.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group says Oklahoma has improved its accountability system by running user-friendly websites providing information to the public on grants, contracts and other spending. Its annual report puts Oklahoma as one of the most financially transparent states in the country.

Finance and Revenue Secretary Preston Doerflinger (DERF'-ling-er) made improving transparency one of his top priorities after last year's report. He says the state has succeeded and is looking for an even higher score next year.

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