Um... On the state disclosure rankings, I'm not sure it says anything about the way the state operates. New York has a higher rank than Minnesota at #16. But last I checked they have a State Senate that is "inoperable" due to two Democrats who jumped ship and then one swam back making it a 31-31 deadlock. (I was in NY a couple of weeks ago as this was boiling over.) Which when I last talked to family in NY was being called into session by the Governor and meeting just long enough to adjourn.
So, yes they have disclose more, but that doesn't make the government any more functional. By the way both of the renegade Democrats in NY are the targets of criminal investigations.
As someone who builds and files the campaign finance reports in 4 different areas (FEC, LA, CO and MN) I can tell you that the ranking is all messed up. LA has put a bunch of laws on the books with no rules or enforcment behind it. To Rank them 1st is telling my they really are not looking at what is actually happening.
I would put Minnesota higher and give them a D- (in my own little ranking system) They have a lot of data you just can't sort though it.
Minnesota's PDF documents make it hard for a 3rd party to compile and disclose the reporting.