How states stack up in corruption risk
New Jersey ranks first in the nation on the strength of its laws ensuring government accountability and transparency, and Georgia ranks last. That is according to the report, “State Integrity Investigation,” which concludes that the states are not doing enough to protect open and ethical government, and that failure leaves them at greater risk for corruption. The study finds that many states lack transparency and accountability in their operations.
No state received an ‘A’ and only five states got a ‘B’ in the report published by the Washington-based nonprofits the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity, and Minneapolis-based Public Radio International. The report used journalists and academics to compile data on all 50 states.
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