Wisconsin ranks 22nd out of 50 states in terms of public integrity. If it weren’t for the formation of the GAB, we would have done much worse, according to a report from The State Integrity Investigation. The investigation revealed that corruption is a huge risk for state governments. The creation of the GAB
explains in part why Wisconsin, a state of about 5.7 million, did not score worse…. Its overall ranking was 22rd out of 50, with a grade of C- and a numerical score of 70 percent. Its ratings for political financing restrictions, lobbying disclosures, and judicial ethics were higher than the majority of the states, while those for auditing, pensions funds, and redistricting were below most of the states.
Let’s look at Wisconsin’s scores:
Note the “F” in redistricting. Is anyone really surprised? When you conduct the redistricting behind closed doors, you get an F in open government.
Let’s compare Wisconsin to a relatively clean state. Who was number one? New Jersey!
Chris Christie is running a well-oiled machine.
But we should all be glad we’re not living in Georgia which received an overall faling grade witha score of just 49%!