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FIT gets fitter

August 6, 2020

We have refreshed our Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT) with fiscal year 2019 data submitted by local governments, as well as some new enhancements!

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First screen from FIT data story on diking and drainage districts

Government data tells a story with FIT – just take a look at what you can learn about drainage and diking districts

August 13, 2019

The Office of the Washington State Auditor collects financial information from nearly 2,000 local governments each year and displays this data intuitively through the Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT).

We explore what can be learned about government by being curious in their financial data.

We encourage you to find something interesting and learn about all the local governments that serve the citizens of our state. What story will you find?

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A whole new way to envision the same old data: The Financial Intelligence Tool is now available

February 20, 2019

Published: February 20, 2019

Today, the Office of the Washington State Auditor has struck a blow for the democratization of governmental financial data to Washingtonians; the newly redesigned Financial Intelligence Tool is now available. Our Office collects the annual financial reports of all governments in the state of Washington; we have now made this data accessible and simple to understand.

But FIT is more than a bunch of data—we designed this to be an educational experience, a place to inspire civic engagement and elevate the discourse on government operations. A previously difficult to understand and inaccessible world is now available; all it takes is a click to get started.

Government leaders have a responsibility to the public they serve to provide their information in new and interesting ways; FIT fills this need.

This tool is only the beginning of the conversation, not the end. We welcome your emails with questions, comments, observations and input; we are listening.