The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) today released a report giving only Washington state an "A" grade for providing detailed information on the governor's personal income and investments.

The report went on to say that state governors have broad influence over legislation and executive branch decisions and potential conflicts of interest should be exposed.

Four states -- Idaho, Michigan, Utah and Vermont -- require no financial disclosures, said CPI.  Those states -- and 17 others -- received an "F" in the rankings.

Wayne Hanson  | 

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.