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This is why the fatuous1
is running for GOVERNOR of LOUISIANA!


The 10 most corrupt
states in the U.S.




June 10, 2014, 1:55 PM


Thomas R


New research takes a
look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the


When we think of
government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often
gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of
course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S.
citizens big time.


A new study from
researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University estimates
that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt
states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of those states’ average
expenditures per year.


The researchers studied
more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal
corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending to
develop a corruption index that estimates the most and least corrupt states in
the union. Based on this method, the most corrupt states are:


1. Mississippi

 2. Louisiana

 3. Tennessee

 4. Illinois

 5. Pennsylvania

 6. Alabama

 7. Alaska

 8. South Dakota

 9. Kentucky

10. Florida


That these places landed
on the list isn’t exactly surprising. Illinois, which has gain notoriety for
its high-profile corruption cases in recent years, is paired with states like
Mississippi and Louisiana, which are some of the least economically developed
in the country. The researchers also found that for 9 out of the 10 of the most
corrupt states, overall state spending was higher than in less corrupt states
(South Dakota was the only exception). Attacking corruption, the researchers
argue, could be a good way to bring down state spending without hurting
services that people need.



PS: The fatuous1 (MARK
TRAINA) lives in SLIDELL, LOUISIANA and has a summer home in MC COMB,
MISSISSIPPI and hunts in ALABAMA.  Three of the most CORRUPT STATES in



mark a. traina/certified school psychologist/civil rights activist/504-231-3056



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