Monday, March 19, 2012

Michigan corruption

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A nationwide study finds state governments lack transparency and accountability to citizens, and remain at high risk for corruption.
  • (WXYZ)
  • But now a new ranking from the Center for Public Integrity claims that Michigan as a whole is one of the worst states when it comes to corruptibility.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The project assessed government accountability and efforts to deter corruption and self-dealing ethics enforcement and state budget processes.
  • (RealClearPolitics)
  • The eight failing states were North Dakota, Michigan, South Carolina The Sopranos, being among the leaders is counter-intuitive but a tribute to its corruption-fighting reforms, said Nathaniel Heller, managing director of Global Integrity.
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  • Eight states -- North Dakota, Michigan, South Carolina At the same time, those in New Jersey question if a ranking would allow the states storied corruption history to go away.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The year-long study (www.stateintegrity.
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  • The F's went to North Dakota, Michigan, South Carolina data-driven assessment of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms in all 50 states.
  • (La Crosse Tribune)
  • The others are North Dakota, Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota and Georgia. While those states are not generally known for high-profile corruption cases, some states that are notorious received high grades.
  • (Sun-Journal)
  • Exemptions to the state Open Records Act have combined with lax enforcement and underfunded ethics agencies to create a recipe for corruption and a public Editors note: North Dakota and Michigan tied at No. 43. Each had 58 percent.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • The corruption charges center on using public resources for campaigns The other flunking states were North Dakota, Michigan, South Carolina, Maine, Virginia, Wyoming and South Dakota.
  • (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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