Twenty States With the Highest Risk for Corruption -- and Where Colorado Lands

The State Integrity Project, created by the Center for Public Integrity and several other organizations, set out to discover which states are most at risk for corruption -- and the news wasn't good. Researchers didn't hand out a single "A" grade, and more than half the states received a "D" or an "F," including Colorado, which finished in the bottom twenty. Where? Continue to count down the disappointing marks, featuring State Integrity Project graphics and more -- and to see the entire study, complete with methodology and more, click here.

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