Monday, November 9, 2015

Vindicated

Pennsylvania gets F grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation

An entrenched culture of malfeasance


Pennsylvania
GRADE:F(58)
RANK:44TH
Assessing the systems in place to deter corruption in state government
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OUR METHODOLOGY
Public Access to Information
GRADE:D+(68)
RANK: 4th
Political Financing
GRADE:F(41)
RANK: 43rd
Electoral Oversight
GRADE:F(41)
RANK: 48th
Executive Accountability
GRADE:D(64)
RANK: 19th
Legislative Accountability
GRADE:F(57)
RANK: 42nd
Judicial Accountability
GRADE:F(43)
RANK: 47th
State Budget Processes
GRADE:C-(73)
RANK: 30th
State Civil Service Management
GRADE:F(54)
RANK: 44th
Procurement
GRADE:D(64)
RANK: 38th
Internal Auditing
GRADE:B-(80)
RANK: 27th
Lobbying Disclosure
GRADE:D-(63)
RANK: 25th
Ethics Enforcement Agencies
GRADE:F(56)
RANK: 29th
State Pension Fund Management
GRADE:F(51)
RANK: 40th

3 comments:

Jason Margolis said...

MTL Version:


Local Government Transparency: D-.
Sports Dad Fitness: F.
Journalistic Integrity: D-.
Appreciation for Nature: F.
Play When It Rains: B+.
Welcoming To Newcomers: D.
Diversity (In Thought, Race): D-.
White-Washing Magazines: A-.
Fiscal Restraint: D-.
Speedy Cars: A.





Barbara S. said...

How the heck did we get a C Minus on State Budget Process?!? Do those rating folks have any idea how long we've been at a budget impasse or how many essential services are imperiled at present? Also, while I generally agree with Jason's list as stated (I think he was a little high for Journalistic Integrity), I think we need an F in Pedestrian Safety and/or an A in Hit-and-Run Accidents. Actually, could we make that an A Plus? Oh, and what would we do for a category that would encompass Granting of Amnesty to Rats? Maybe that comes under a heading of Compassion Toward the Under-Rodent...a questionable B Plus. Maybe there should also be a category for Unwanted Spending Because We Know Better Than You Do What You Want or Need which could include things like the Toxic Turf and the Virginia Manor Historic Designation silliness. Once you get started on this, it's hard to stop!

Anonymous said...

To me, PA 1168 is a reflection of the corrupt legislative culture in PA.