Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate today to support the journalism you rely on!
See New Hampshire's Grades The State Integrity Investigation graded each state on more than 300 indicators of accountability, transparency, and corruption risk. The indicators are divided into 14 categories which appear on the report card. Click on each category to see its individual indicators. Or follow the link on the report card to read an overview of what N.H. is doing well-and not so well-when it comes to government integrity.0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8b930001

The Granite State Grapples with Public Integrity

We sift through a new study that gives New Hampshire low marks in what it calls “integrity” in State government.  While the report says the Granite state does well in some areas like the Executive and Judicial branches, it failed in others like public access to information and ethics enforcement.  We’ll look at what’s behind this report and how some in New Hampshire are reacting to it. 


  • Jon Greenberg - Former Executive Editor of NHPR. He helped conduct research for the State Integrity Investigation.
  • David Hess – Longtime Republican State Representative From Hooksett And A Member Of The Ways And Means Committee
  • Grant Bosse - Investigative Reporter at Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.

We'll also hear from...

  • Bill Buzenberg  - Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity,  an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. and source of the report on integrity in state governments.  
  • Martin Gross – attorney at the Sulloway & Hollis law firm and Chairman of the Legislative Ethics Committee, which administers and enforces the New Hampshire legislature’s ethical standards.

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.