Open government is essential to civic literacy and a thriving democracy, and the Center for Public Integrity is producing original, responsible investigative journalism on significant public issues. The Center is making its mark on reform efforts and movements for better government. Armed with a string of successes, the Center recently focused on the 50 U.S. states with the State Integrity Investigation.
This new initiative promotes transparent state government, and provides a basis for national and local reporting that will help citizens understand if their governments are adhering to the principles of ethics and openness. In collaboration with Public Radio International and Global Integrity, the Center for Public Integrity will release the findings of this months-long probe today.
Want to see how your state fared? Visit www.stateintegrity.org/your_state for the full report.
Major funding for the State Integrity Investigation is provided by Omidyar Network and the Rita Allen Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Rockefeller Family Fund.