Texas – State Integrity Investigation

The Center for Public Integrity has release their comprehensive report on ethics in state government. New Jersey finished first. And, in the words of Lorretta Weinberg, Majority Leader of the New Jersey Senate, “If we’re number one, I feel bad for the rest of the states.”

Texas finished #27. You can check out the report card report card and the accompany story for all the details.

The state's integrity postcard

Texas gets credit for having a good system–but points off for not using it.

So, the Lone Star State — which now boasts 25.7 million residents —gets generally high marks for making information available to the public. But it has a long way to go when it comes to holding state officials fully accountable, government watchdogs say. In keeping political agendas separate from official state business at the highest levels of government, they say, Texas also falls short.

No state made an A. However, some of us would still expect better from our state.

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