Bottom line, corrupt states have had higher deterioration in their unemployment rates, higher declines in their relative “quality of life,” lower trust in state government, fewer truly “balanced budgets,” higher Taxpayer Burdens as calculated by Truth in Accounting, and higher outmigration.
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/12/17/editors-picks/bbergman/legal-illegal-illinois-corruption/30742/