Gets a 'C-' on Corruption Risk Report Card
March 19, 2012
Missouri has a long
way to go concerning corruption risk and government
transparency, that according to the State
Integrity Investigation, a partnership of the
Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and
Public Radio International.
The report found that Missouri lacks transparency
and accountability to its citizens, and remains
at high risk for corruption.
Missouri received a failing grade in the categories of
Public Access to Information, Political Financing, and
State Pension Fund Management. However, the state did
extremely well concerning Internal Auditing, where it
received an 'A.'
Investigative reporter, Mike Sherry, lead the Missouri
study that looked at 330 corruption risk indicators across
14 government categories, including access to information,
campaign finance, executive accountability, legislative
accountability, judicial accountability, budgeting, civil
service management, procurement, internal auditing, lobbying
disclosure, pension fund management, ethics enforcement,
insurance commissions, and redistricting.
Missouri was one of 19 states that got grades of 'C.'
Eight states got an 'F.'
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