The headline speaks for itself and as one of Arkansas’ finest legislators, Rep. Andrea Lea, told KARN’s Donna Kelley:
“It’s not surprising. Disappointing, but not surprising.”There is a little hope that Arkansas’ score might see an increase in the future with the state’s online checkbook reportedly scheduled to launch in July. But anytime New Jersey, Illinois, & Louisiana score ahead of your state on an ethics rating, you tend to worry.
Some of the factors in the score were “Public Access to Information” and “State Pension Fund Management.” Arkansas received an ‘F’ in both categories.
Here’s a really neat-0 chart from State Integrity Investigation that shows how Arkansas was scored and why (click on the image to visit SII’s website & see how each score was determined):
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