North Carolina Corruption Report Card Is Here

North Carolina Welcome Sign.

North Carolina Welcome Sign. (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn)

A nationwide study on the level of corruption in states was released today. North Carolina received an overall grade of C- and ranked 18th on the list.

North Carolina outperformed cities such as Minnesota, New York and even Alaska. The grades were based on ethical decisions made by leaders and how people felt about the impact of policies affecting the populace of the state.

North Carolina received an F for public access to information and as a new transplant to North Carolina, I know this to be true. You cannot find information consolidated anywhere and the entire state is rife with different organizations all doing somewhat the same thing but none which seem to have a common link.

Perhaps there is hope yet for North Carolina.