Hawaii ranked 44th when it came to the enforcement gap, which represents the difference between a state’s “in law” score and “in practice” score. This is the difference between what the law says and what is done on the ground. A higher gap score means a state is not doing as well implementing existing transparency and accountability measures.
Hawaii scored 23. The worst was Maryland, with a gap score of 29. The best was Nebraska and Vermont, tied with a score of -4.
Here’s a list of the states at the bottom of the heap: