List - The 6 States Less Accountable Than Hawaii

Only six states scored worse than Hawaii in the State Integrity Investigation.

Hawaii ranked 44th when it came to the enforcement gap, which represents the difference between a state's "in law" score and "in practice" score. This is the difference between what the law says and what is done on the ground. A higher gap score means a state is not doing as well implementing existing transparency and accountability measures.

Hawaii scored 23. The worst was Maryland, with a gap score of 29. The best was Nebraska and Vermont, tied with a score of -4.

Here's a list of the states at the bottom of the heap:

  • 50 - Maryland
  • 49 - New York
  • 48 - Ohio
  • 47 - North Carolina
  • 46 - Kentucky
  • 45 - Texas
  • 44 - Hawaii

Read more about the enforcement gap in Hawaii.

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