According to, the list came out today of the nations most and least corrupt states in the US. Where does North Dakota figure in this list? Here is the good news! North Dakota does not fall into the most corrupt states. They are:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Tennessee
  4. Illinois
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Alabama
  7. Alaska
  8. South Dakota
  9. Kentucky
  10. Florida

According to

These places landed on the list isn’t exactly surprising. Illinois, which has gain notoriety for its high-profile corruption cases in recent years, is paired with states like Mississippi and Louisiana, which are some of the least economically developed in the country. The researchers also found that for 9 out of the 10 of the most corrupt states, overall state spending was higher than in less corrupt states (South Dakota was the only exception). Attacking corruption, the researchers argue, could be a good way to bring down state spending without hurting services that people need.


The least corrupt states are

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Vermont
  • Utah
  • New Hampshire
  • Colorado
  • Kansas

I guess it's good news that North Dakota is not in the top corrupt states. But, NoDak is also not in the least corrupt category.

[SOURCE: Forbes]