Ohio receives low grade for state government transparency

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– It wasn’t good news for Ohio after it barely received a passing grade from the Center for Public Integrity for overall transparency and accountability for state government.

The CPI gave Ohio a D plus grade for transparency after looking at categories like lobbying, public access to information and electoral oversight.

Ohio received its highest grade, a C plus, for the way it discloses information about lobbying.

Its lowest grade, an F, came in the category of public access to information, mainly because there is no formal monitoring, or appeals process.

However, while a D plus is not a good grade, it actually ranks sixth best overall.

Alaska scored the highest ranking with a C, and despite receiving an F like 10 other states, Michigan was considered the lowest for overall transparency and accountability.

To see more state grades click here: Center for Public Integrity

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