December 9, 2014 2:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Reporters from every state participated in the Harvard study, except Louisiana.  The Newark Star Ledger reports:

Only in New Jersey and Arizona did the study find reporters perceived illegal corruption to be “very common” in the executive branch. New Jersey’s legislative branch ranked as in between “moderately common” and “very common” for illegal corruption along with New Mexico and South Carolina, according to the study, which put 10 states in the “very common” column for that category.

The survey found reporters ranked legal corruption in the executive branch as “extremely common” in only Kentucky and New Jersey. For the legislative branch, New Jersey, as well as Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada and New York, were included in the “extremely common” column for legal corruption.

Reporters put both types of corruption for the judicial branch in New Jersey in between “not at all common” and “slightly common.”

Overall, the study found Arizona is perceived to be the most corrupt state when it comes to illegal corruption, followed by California, Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois and New Jersey. On the other hand, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, the Dakotas, and Vermont are seen as the least corrupt states, followed by Michigan and Oregon.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Political Corruption Highest In New Jersey, Arizona

  1. tiredoftea December 9th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    It’s amazing that we can measure and quantify corruption but not care enough to eradicate it!

    • rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Ask the gopee

      • tiredoftea December 9th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        This takes politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes to accomplish. It also takes voters to abolish.

        • rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

          Hey …its a contact sport in Jersey…

          • tiredoftea December 9th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

            That they do it better there is no prize!

          • rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

            Check their wallets

  2. mea_mark December 9th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    When you can start ranking how corrupt things are, it’s too corrupt. Time to clean things up and fire the people that are corrupt.

  3. rg9rts December 9th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hudson County and Chris “I Know Nutsing” Christie the rest are all a distant second

  4. Larry Schmitt December 9th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    They couldn’t use something in the photo that looks more like dollars? Those look like Euros, or Canadian dollars.

  5. Larry Schmitt December 9th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Only reason Arizona is on top is Louisiana didn’t enter.

    • neworleans878 December 9th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Shocked the hell out of me. Who did we pay off not be high on that list?

      • Larry Schmitt December 9th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        Maybe they didn’t contact Louisiana reporters so they could give some other state a chance to win. Normally, LA wins this contest hands down. Or hands out.