List - The 6 States Less Accountable Than Hawaii03/18/2012
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.