MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report says a website meant to serve

as a public clearinghouse for state contract information has been

hampered by design problems and limited reporting by state


The Legislative Audit Bureau’s study concludes the Contract

Sunshine site has been of “limited use” in providing the public

with clear, complete information.

State statutes adopted in 2006 created the site as a place where

the public could see how state agencies spend money. The Government

Accountability Board administers the site.

The board’s director, Kevin Kennedy, wrote in a response to the

audit that the law creating the site was vague and the state has

devoted little money to the site.