The Center for Public Integrity has released its 2015 report on state government accountability, and Georgia didn’t receive high marks.
The state came in 24th in the U.S. according to the report from the good-government non-profit group.
The report cites recent changes to state law that restrict lawmakers from receiving gifts of more than $75 as a sign of progress but says the law is undermined by a loophole that doesn’t make state employees register as lobbyists.
The report also says Georgia's ethics agency doesn't have the resources it needs to effectively do its job, and that public records are often too difficult to obtain.
The report is based on data gathered between January 2013 and March 2015.