07/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Many States Still Fail To Disclose Finances For Lawmakers

Two southern states -- Louisiana and Mississippi -- made the biggest strides in the Center for Public Integrity's latest financial disclosure rankings for state legislators, but 20 out of the 50 states still received a failing grade and three of those states have no disclosure requirements at all.

Fourteen states in all have improved their disclosure laws since the Center's last survey in 2006. In addition to Louisiana and Mississippi, Oregon, and Connecticut moved up in the rankings, while Massachusetts suffered the biggest drop.

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