These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.
A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University estimates that corruption is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2 percent of those states’ average expenditures per year. Researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending. Take a look at the 10 worst states for corruption:
Snow overspreading the area for the rest of the afternoon. The snow will continue into the evening and overnight period at which time some mixing with sleet and freezing rain is possible, especially south of the Lehigh Valley.
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February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast--the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.
A spokesperson for UGI says officials are carrying out a gas odor investigation in Reading.
The victim, 44-year-old Albert Nunez, was announced dead at the scene. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
A young woman is dead as the result of a multi-vehicle crash Sunday morning along Route 309 at the southern tip of Tamaqua, Schuylkill County.
The coming days will provide the first glimpse at how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration wants to regulate the natural gas industry.
After 20 surgeries, 42-year-old Jennifer Dietrich remains in the hospital. Dietrich will need extensive rehabilitation after being hit by a car last month in Whitehall Township
A local organization is doing what they can to put local veterans back to work.
The Obama administration is trying to ease tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress on Tuesday.
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Take a look at the most notable deaths of 2015.
Salem is gripped by witch hysteria, Yellowstone becomes the world's first national park, the Lindbergh baby is kidnapped, and the Watergate Seven are indicted, all on this day.
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