Report: MI gets F grade for ethics, transparency

Michigan state capitol (File photo)

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A new study ranks Michigan last in the nation for its ethics and transparency laws.

The Center for Public Integrity conducted an investigation into state government transparency and accountability and gave Michigan a grade of F. The state scored 51 out of a possible 100.

Michigan was one of eleven states which received a failing grade, but was still ranked very last among the states.

Michigan received an F in 10 of the 13 categories of government operations that were examined.

Chad Selweski wrote in his report: “A significant factor in Michigan’s 2015 ranking is its lack of effective disclosure rules for officials in nearly all facets of state government. Conflicts of interest and potential public corruption remain buried in an honor system with no honor.”

State Integrity Investigation. (Courtesy: The Center for Public Integrity)
State Integrity Investigation. (Courtesy: The Center for Public Integrity)

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Online:

The Center for Public Integrity: Michigan Report

The Center for Public Integrity: U.S. Overall Report

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