New report places Louisiana at the top of public corruption list—and only the most politically naïve should be surprised

by VanessaVaile

Why @NNMC corruption documented by #WeAreNNMC appalls but does not surprise me…

Louisiana Voice

Another survey is out that ranks Louisiana as number one in the nation but it’s not very likely that the results will appear on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s feel-good blog and perhaps not on the web page of his biggest cheerleader, the Baton Rouge Business Report.

The State Integrity Investigation report by the Public Administration Review that details states’ corruption risks, accountability practices and related laws puts Louisiana at the top of the list of states for public corruption.

The report, released on Monday (June 9), also shows that states with higher levels of corruption are able to shape budget allocations and which have a propensity to spend more money on capital outlay projects than for health and education.

Construction projects provide greater opportunity for the misappropriation of public funds for personal gain than expenditures on health, education and welfare, the study says.

The report provides an in-depth review of…

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