State Reporters Rank Corruption in Each Branch of Government, Great Graphics

Washington Post: “A new survey of state political reporters, conducted by two professors, shows that Arizona is the only state where local reporters find that kind of corruption to be “very common” in both the legislative and executive branches.

“But that’s just illegal corruption, defined as government officials trading favors for cash or gifts. When it comes to legal corruption — the kind where officials trade favors for campaign contributions or endorsements — Kentucky and New Jersey top the list, with local reporters ranking that kind of corruption in the legislative and executive branches as ‘extremely common.'”

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