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Friday, March 23, 2012

Reports rate Maryland low on ethics, transparency

ANNAPOLIS — In the midst of a session that has seen ethics and transparency pushed into the spotlight, two reports released this week gave the state poor rankings on both issues.

A nationwide report conducted by the State Integrity Investigation ranked Maryland 40th out of 50 states for corruption prevention, awarding the state a D- on its report card. Half the states scored D or lower.

In its explanation, the nonpartisan organization notes the state’s history of political corruption dating back to Democratic Gov. Marvin Mandel’s imprisonment for racketeering and mail fraud — a conviction later overturned — to Republican Vice President Spiro Agnew’s prosecution for bribery and tax fraud during his service as governor.



Anonymous said...

This is SOOOOOOOOO tru. It's about the truth is being told.

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Anonymous said...

O'Malley gets an f? I rated him fu!!!