Illinois, Kansas lead states in e-gov

Illinois, Kansas lead states in e-gov

The fourth annual study of states’ progress in electronic government, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the Progress and Freedom Foundation, found Illinois and Kansas both tops. Last year they ranked fourth and second, respectively. The previous three-time winner, Washington State, dropped to third place.

The center in Folsom, Calif., and the foundation in Washington, D.C., graded states in eight areas: law enforcement, social services, regulation, taxation, digital democracy, administration, education and transportation. Illinois placed in the top 10 in six of those areas, and Kansas in seven.

Kansas scored especially high for its online geographic information system tool, used for managing water supplies by multiple state agencies and local jurisdictions. Rounding out the top 10 states were Maryland, Arizona, Maine, New Jersey, Utah, Ohio and Michigan. Maryland was cited for aggressive plans to put half of all state services online by next year.

In 23rd, 24th and 25th place were California, Connecticut and Nevada. More results of the study appear at www.centerdigitalgov.com.

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