The National Institute on Money in State Politics Contributions Disclosure Scorecard

Mar 19, 2016 4:21 PM

New Hampshire fails in campaign funding transparency

CONCORD - When it comes campaign contribution transparency, New Hampshire gets an F.

So says the newest scorecard from National Institute on Money in State Politics, a national non-profit organization that works for campaign finance transparency.

In fact, New Hampshire has one of the worst scores in the nation, scoring 45 out of a possible 100, bringing it in line with Arkansas (47.5), Idaho (42.5), Kansas (47.5) and Rhode Island (47.5).

Mississippi scored the lowest with a 37.5.

Of the other New England states, Maine scores an A, with a perfect 100; Massachusetts earned a B (87.5); and Vermont (77.5) and Connecticut (75) earned Cs.

The national average was 77 points.

The Institute formulated its newest national scorecard to grade states’ disclosure practices governing direct contributions to state candidates, state political parties, and, where applicable, committees that support or oppose any kind of statewide ballot question.

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