N.C. scores 18th on corruption risk report card

A state integrity investigation ranks North Carolina 18th out of the 50 states on metrics including access to public information, lobbying disclosure, ethics enforcement, redistricting, and campaign finance. The Tar Heel State earned a C-.

The report was created by the Center for Public Integrity in conjunction with two other groups. The results are drawn from a network of reporters who ranked their states on the various categories.

Here are the scores for each metric:

  • Public Access to Information: F
  • Executive Accountability: C+
  • Judicial Accountability: D+
  • State Civil Service Management: C-
  • Internal Auditing: B
  • State Pension Fund Management: B-
  • State Insurance Commissions: C+
  • Political Financing: C-
  • Legislative Accountability: D
  • State Budget Process: F
  • Procurement: C-
  • Lobbying Disclosure: A
  • Ethics Enforcement Agencies: C
  • Redistricting: F

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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