Monday, March 19, 2012
An Idaho state senate ethics committee is looking into allegations that a state senator who voted on gas and oil legislation failed to disclose that he'd signed gas and oil contracts relating to his own property.
Maybe Sen. Monty Pearce didn't think he didn't break any laws. It wouldn't be surprising, since Idaho isn't exactly a leader in corruption laws. In fact, check out this nifty breakdown of states by their risk to filthy-minded political corruption.
While Washington keeps its nose relatively clean with a B-minus, Idaho earns a D-minus as the tenth-worst in the nation.
(New Jersey ranks the most virtuous on the list. Hasn't anyone ever seen The Sopranos? Or Boardwalk Empire?)