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REPORT: Tennessee Ranks Third in Corruption

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- A report by Main Street on Yahoo ranked the most-corrupt states in America. Academics from the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University ranked states based on levels of corruption, arrests and conviction records of public officials. 

The researches find there's a correlation between corruption and higher amounts of public spending, especially in states where that spending goes to construction, police and highway projects. 

Kentuck came in 9th place, citing the number of illegal stills and marijuana farms along with book making on the Kentucky Derby. Tennessee was ranked third overall, cited for corruption among public officials. 


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