Maryland’s disastrous health exchange rollout combined two elements — procurement problems and lack of transparency — that are among several recurring themes that led to the state earning a score of 64, or a D grade,ranking it 23rd among the 50 states in the State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. While Maryland moved up in the state rankings this year, it was due to other states falling, not because of any significant improvements in such areas as government transparency and financial disclosure.Read More
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 their report card.Read More
Maryland state government earns a C in a new report on government transparency websites done by the Maryland PIRG Foundation, which said the state has inadequate spending transparency online. The report said that Maryland was not a transparency leader, and was instead “emerging, but still not a leader due to serious deficiencies.”Read More
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