March 19, 2012
New Jersey Ranked State Best Prepared to Prevent Corruption
Yes, you read the heading correctly and, no, it is not April Fool’s Day! Today, the Center for Public Integrity released a report ranking New Jersey the state best prepared to prevent corruption. As part of the study, each state received a “corruption risk” report card. Although no state received an “A”, New Jersey got the highest grade with a “B+” . New York, on the other hand, received a grade of a “D” and ranked 36th out of all 50 states. New Jersey received its top rank largely because of its sweeping pay-to-play laws, which have curbed political contributions and have increased transparency in relation to government contracting.