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Corruption-Rocked Rhode Island Tops Public Integrity List

Rhode Island, New Jersey and Illinois, three U.S. states notorious for crooked politics in the past, lead a survey ranking the soundness of their anticorruption and transparency laws.

The Better Government Association, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that identifies waste and inefficiency, said those states had the toughest rules in four areas: freedom of information, public meetings, conflict of interest and whistle-blower protection.