Topeka Kansas ranks among the top 10 states in a study of government transparency, accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms.
The state is one of 19 to receive an average grade of "C'' in the State Integrity Investigation, conducted by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the study found that states are doing a poor job delivering accountability and transparency to their residents.
No state received an A from the months-long probe that looked at 330 "Corruption Risk Indicators" across 14 categories of government.
Kansas scored a 75 in the study, ninth best in the nation, while Missouri also received a C grade with 72 points.
New Jersey had the highest grade with a B-plus, while eight states received an F.