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Study ranks Michigan last for integrity

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A new study ranked Michigan last for integrity among all 50 states.

The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity took each state’s laws and systems they have in place to deter corruption to rank them on their overall integrity.

The study gave each state a letter grade and Michigan ranked last with a F.

The organization rated the states on 13 categories including political financing, executive accountability, and state budget processes.

The states were scored on a score of 1 to 100 for each category, with 100 being the best score.

Here is how Michigan scored for each category:

  • Public access to information – 34
  • Political financing – 52
  • Electoral oversight – 81
  • Executive accountability – 27
  • Legislative accountability – 36
  • Judicial accountability – 30
  • State budget processes – 89
  • State civil service management – 56
  • Procurement – 54
  • Internal auditing – 79
  • Lobbying disclosure – 51
  • Ethics enforcement agencies – 39
  • State pension fund management – 30

Michigan scored last in the following categories: State pension fund management, judicial accountability, legislative accountability, and executive accountability.

View the complete study here.

Click here to see how each state compares.

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