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Which governments’ 2020 data is included in FIT?

July 7, 2021

The Financial Intelligence Tool (FIT) has been updated with fiscal year 2020 data submitted by local governments! As of June 30, 2021, our Office received 100 percent of the 2020 annual reports from nine government types. Interested in who they are and how other government types are progressing? This interactive infogram provides you all the facts.


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.