The Washington Post today reported a statistic that will may cause some disbelief in the Beaver State: based on the rate of convictions of public employees, Oregon is the least corrupt state in the union.
Here the Post's take:
In Oregon, strong oversight and audit rules ensure that state officials keep their hands out of the cookie jar. Data
from the Justice Department, compiled by political scientists at
Indiana University at Bloomington and the City University of Hong Kong,
show that, over a period of 32 years, there were fewer corruption
convictions in Oregon than in any other state, when controlling for the
number of state workers.