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Old 03-19-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Article: Study: 8 states get 'F' on corruption - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

All States: Grading the nation: How accountable is your state? | iWatch News by The Center for Public Integrity


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I agree with California's higher score. The very reason why our state government is perceived as a joke because all their dirty laundry is out in the open. They are incompentent, but not really corrupt.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Wow...that is quite depressing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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suprised Massachusetts got a C, every speaker of the house for nearly 20 years has ended up in jail. It could be we just catch them.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Article: Study: 8 states get 'F' on corruption - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

All States: Grading the nation: How accountable is your state? | iWatch News by The Center for Public Integrity


http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9...corruption.jpg

I agree with California's higher score. The very reason why our state government is perceived as a joke because all their dirty laundry is out in the open. They are incompentent, but not really corrupt.
So, we've got that going for us, which is nice.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Article: Study: 8 states get 'F' on corruption - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

All States: Grading the nation: How accountable is your state? | iWatch News by The Center for Public Integrity


http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9...corruption.jpg

I agree with California's higher score. The very reason why our state government is perceived as a joke because all their dirty laundry is out in the open. They are incompentent, but not really corrupt.
this list is instantly invalidated to me when Indiana scores a LOWER grade then godforbid Illinois.

That just proves this is all BS.
Illinois should have an F if any grade at all.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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suprised Massachusetts got a C, every speaker of the house for nearly 20 years has ended up in jail. It could be we just catch them.
They must have graded on a curve.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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So, we've got that going for us, which is nice.
Well, CA has very aggressive auditing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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this list is instantly invalidated to me when Indiana scores a LOWER grade then godforbid Illinois.

That just proves this is all BS.
Illinois should have an F if any grade at all.
Illinois has WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more corruption than Indiana and most other states..

Although this ranking does appear to rank some factors that don't involve direction corruption but the potential of unforseen corruption etc..
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Who cares about this sort of thing? Corruption does exist everywhere some places more open about it
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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this list is instantly invalidated to me when Indiana scores a LOWER grade then godforbid Illinois.

That just proves this is all BS.
Illinois should have an F if any grade at all.
Well now, it's not just about corruption; a large part of the score is accountability and transparency. I think transparency is one of the reason's Michigan got an 'F' overall, for example. There are some pretty long explanations for each state if you want to read.

Some overarching statements they make:

"Some of the results of the State Integrity Investigation seem more than a little counterintuitive. New Jersey emerges at the top of the pack, a seemingly stunning ranking for a state with a reputation for dirty politics. And there are other surprises: Illinois, hardly a beacon of clean governmental in recent years, comes in at a respectable number 10. Louisiana ranks 15th"

"And statehouses with a history of political corruption and scandal like New Jersey, Illinois, and Louisiana have been more likely in recent years to successfully implement reform."
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