Savannah Morning News – Ethics group gives Georgia a D-minus for ethics, openness

By WALTER C. JONES

ATLANTA — A national advocacy group has awarded Georgia a D- for laws dealing with campaign finance, government ethics and openness in an assessment released today.

No state made higher than a C on the report card produced by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Georgia’s numerical grade, 68.2, puts it squarely in the middle of states at 24th. That compares to its ranking at 50th, the worst in the country, in the last report card issued in 2012.

Reaction to the new results is mixed. Read more.

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