State Integrity Investigation (http://www.stateintegrity.org) has rated the 50 states on corruption risk.

Washington State has gotten a score of B- on the Corruption Risk Report Card.

Overall grade B- 83% Rank among 50 states 3
Click a category to see detailed scores and notes.
Public Access to Information
B-
Political Financing
C+

Executive Accountability

B-

Legislative Accountability

B+

Judicial Accountability

C+

State Budget Processes

B+

State Civil Service Management

C-

Procurement

C

Internal Auditing

A

Lobbying Disclosure

A

State Pension Fund Management

C-

Ethics Enforcement Agencies

B-

State Insurance Commissions

B+

Redistricting

A
“Washington’s government is a national leader in transparency and has embraced technology to encourage citizen participation. But budget cuts have hampered ethics agencies. Read more from SII State Reporter Vickie Kilgore.”

The grade of B- doesn’t sound so good, but in fact Washington is ranked #3 nationwide, the third best in the nation — which shows you that overall the states aren’t doing so well.

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