Texas ranks in the bottom half of all states for being vulnerable to corruption. That's one of the findings in the extensive State Integrity Investigation which looks at how accountable state governments are to their citizens.
The report released Monday was compiled by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International.
The sad news is that Texas nearly flunks the accountability test and has plenty of company. No state gets an A. Twenty-three states receive grades of B or C.
Texas ranks twenty-seventh and receives a D+ when graded in 14 categories designed to measure vulnerability to corruption.