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Washington rates B-minus for integrity; is No. 3

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 19, 2012 at 11:57 am | No Comments »
March 19, 2012 12:02 pm

More than half of states earned a D grade or lower in the first nationwide examination of state government structures to encourage transparency and discourage corruption. Washington earned a B-minus grade with a score of 83 points out of 100 – the third best overall for transparency and accountability behind New Jersey (87) and Connecticut (86). California (81) and Nebraska (80) rounded out the top 5 states with B-grades; 19 other states got Cs, 18 got Ds and eight got Fs.

Go here for the full States Integrity Investigation report by the Center for Public Integrity, an independent and nonpartisan investigative journalism group, and allied organizations. Vickie Kilgore, the retired Olympian executive editor, wrote the chapter on Washington, which is here.

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