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Tue Mar 27, 2012, 01:02 PM

America’s Most Corrupt States [View all]

The Center for Public Integrity released a report detailing the risk of corruption and lack of accountability in all 50 states last week. The findings of the report should worry anyone who believes state governments are transparent and free of corruption. Of course, no state is without flaws. Unfortunately, nearly every state received a grade that would give residents cause for concern.

The Center for Public Integrity’s report examined issues concerning accountability and ethics in each state government. States were graded on 330 separate metrics, which were grouped into 14 major categories. Overall grades are based on the average grades in the major categories, which included lobbying disclosure, political financing, internal auditing, ethics enforcement agencies and redistricting.

These are America’s most corrupt states.

1. Georgia

2. South Dakota

3. Wyoming

4. Virginia

5. Maine

6. South Carolina

7. North Dakota

8. Michigan


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