- The Progressive Pulse - http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org -

Ouch! National watchdog group features McCrory on list of worst governors

Posted By Rob Schofield On July 17, 2013 @ 11:58 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [1] has released a new 105 page report [2] documenting the sins of the 18 “worst governors in America.” The list is divided into three categories: “ringmasters,” “clowns” and “sideshows.” As you can see at page 87 of the report (page 90 of the PDF) Gov. McCrory is included in category #2.

Other prominent governors featured include: Jan Brewer of Arizona, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

According to the report, the criteria used in assessment are:

-Corruption: Has there been outright corruption? We also considered whether a governor violated state ethics rules or campaign finance laws and whether he used his position to influence the award of state contracts.
-Transparency: Did a governor block access to records that state law deems discoverable? Similarly, did the governor oppose legislation to make public records more accessible?
-Partisan politics: Several governors appeared to put partisan politics above the interests  of the citizens of his or her state. Did a governor attempt to score political points by turning down federal funds that would benefit a state’s residents?
-Pressuring public officials: Has a governor attempted to pressure or intimidate other state officials to act contrary to the public good?
-Cronyism: Did a governor abuse his position to reward family or friends with state employment or other benefits?
-Self-enrichment: Did a governor use his position for his personal financial enrichment?
-Scandal: Was a governor involved in a personal scandal that clearly distracted from his ability to govern effectively?


Article printed from The Progressive Pulse: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org

URL to article: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/17/ouch-national-watchdog-group-features-mccrory-on-list-of-worst-governors/

URLs in this post:

[1] Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: http://www.citizensforethics.org/content/index

[2] a new 105 page report: http://crew.3cdn.net/eddb9bb31133ce4051_s8m6bckeu.pdf

Copyright © 2014 The Progressive Pulse. All rights reserved.