Lifted from the News Sentinel:
Researchers have developed an index that estimates the most and least corrupt states in the union, Fortune magazine reports.
Tennessee is ranked third on the list, preceded by Mississippi at No. 1 and Louisiana at No. 2.
To develop the index, the researchers, from the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University, 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, according to Fortune.
The Forbes report is HERE.