State Integrity News for Texas from SII partner KUT:
None of the states got an A. Five states got B’s, 19 states got C’s,18 got D’s, and eight received failing grades.
Texas got a D-plus, scoring 68 on a scale of 100. That puts this state 27th among the 50 states.
One of the first things you might notice about the Texas report is that the state actually got a B-minus in having a legal framework in place to combat corruption. The problem, says Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of the watchdog group Public Citizen Texas, is that that score plummets when you check how well those laws are implemented.
Hear the story from KUT - Austin.