Connecticut received a “B” rating in a new report that ranks states based on the transparency of economic development incentives given to businesses to either move into, or remain, in the state. It was the third highest grade in the United States.

The report issued by Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG notes that Connecticut was one of only three states to include “itemized grant payments to companies in their online spending portals,” and one of six states to “publish a comprehensive, statewide report detailing economic development spending of all active programs.”

The report was touted by State Comptroller Kevin Lembo who, in 2017, pushed for legislation requiring an audit of the Department of Economic and Community Development’s annual report on economic incentives — a push

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