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The Best and Worst Run States in America
Yahoo News ^ | 11/22/2013 | Mike Sauter, Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander E.M. Hess and Ashley C. Allen

Posted on 11/22/2013 12:03:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

How well run is your state? It can be difficult to objectively assess the quality of a state’s management. The economy and standard of living can be affected by decisions made decades ago, forces outside the control of the state’s government and administrators, as well as the government's own actions.

These are the best-run states in America.

1. North Dakota
2. Wyoming
3. Iowa
4. Nebraska
5. Utah
 

These are the worst-run states in America.

46. Nevada
47. Rhode Island
48. Illinois
49. New Mexico
50. California

 

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: beststates; moralabsolutes; worststates
Details at the link.
1 posted on 11/22/2013 12:03:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
How did your state do? Click here for the full list of the best- and worst-run states.
 
2 posted on 11/22/2013 12:04:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Can’t say I disagree. Although Texas is run pretty well.


3 posted on 11/22/2013 12:05:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Responsibility2nd

Woo hoo! Illinois isn’t dead last! We have room for improvement.


4 posted on 11/22/2013 12:10:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Adding a little color-coding to make the pattern perfectly clear:

These are the best-run states in America.

1. North Dakota
2. Wyoming
3. Iowa
4. Nebraska
5. Utah

These are the worst-run states in America.

46. Nevada
47. Rhode Island
48. Illinois
49. New Mexico
50. California


5 posted on 11/22/2013 12:10:53 PM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: kevkrom

Is New Mexico purple? I thought it was blue as well.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 12:15:23 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Responsibility2nd

CA made 50, is the bigger number better?


7 posted on 11/22/2013 12:15:45 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Responsibility2nd
We're #1!
We're #1!!

Whoo-Hoo!

(The biggest Number is the Winner - right?)

8 posted on 11/22/2013 12:17:37 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Viennacon

Indiana does pretty darn well also.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 12:18:22 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Responsibility2nd

TN at #16 with lowest per captia debt (we have to balanced budgets) but our crime rate is too high thanks to our two liberal bastions: Nashville and Memphis.


10 posted on 11/22/2013 12:18:34 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
43. New Jersey


But, but, but...Christie 4 President!!!!

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11 posted on 11/22/2013 12:18:53 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a VERY simplistic rating. Trends are not taken into account. Neither is the cost of living nor deferred maintenance on infrastructure.


12 posted on 11/22/2013 12:19:52 PM PST by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am truly amazed Hawaii did not make bottom group on worst list.


13 posted on 11/22/2013 12:19:53 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Responsibility2nd

We’re Number 4! We’re Number 4!


14 posted on 11/22/2013 12:19:58 PM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Woo Hoo, Go California, we’re #1!
Um wait...


15 posted on 11/22/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: needmorePaine
Is New Mexico purple? I thought it was blue as well.

I was being generous.

16 posted on 11/22/2013 12:23:32 PM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I didn’t research where they got some of the stats for the states. But I checked IL. The numbers are rigged for IL as a result of being heavily rigged for Chicago.

It makes me wonder about the rest.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 12:32:19 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oklahoma ranked 33rd. They faulted Oklahoma for 18% of residents not having health care. That has nothing to do with how the state is run. Individuals should be responsible for purchasing their own health care.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 12:35:29 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Colorado was among the states spending the least on public welfare programs as of fiscal 2011 — one of three to spend under $1,000 per capita.

That's a bad thing?

The poverty level last year, however, was better than the national rate, at under 14%.

Ah, so it's not so bad.

Colorado’s education spending per capita was slightly below the U.S. average in fiscal 2011. Spending may have been low because the state did not have all that much money to spend. As of fiscal 2011, the Centennial State raised just $5,763 in total revenue per resident, among lowest figures.

Good grief! That's almost $6k per resident, not per student, and that's low and not enough!?! CO rates low for not enough government spending. Gotta ramp up our handout programs.

19 posted on 11/22/2013 12:41:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Big Red Clay

Aren’t we number 4 in the Legends division too?


20 posted on 11/22/2013 12:42:01 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

That there is funny. I don’t care who you are.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 1:01:30 PM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Viennacon

Nobody really “runs” Texas


22 posted on 11/22/2013 1:02:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SVTCobra03

exactly


23 posted on 11/22/2013 1:04:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One of the things that makes ND a good place is one of our sayings: “40 below keeps out rif raf”. Very true.


24 posted on 11/22/2013 1:57:40 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: Big Red Clay

I’m in Texas , but I have one of my many Husker shirts on .


25 posted on 11/22/2013 3:09:41 PM PST by katykelly
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To: MountainDad

Wise guy ...


26 posted on 11/22/2013 3:14:11 PM PST by katykelly
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yep, whenever I want to learn about America, I go to the crony-fascist, pro-illegal alien loving, Tea Party-hating Wall Street Journal.

Oh, please, sir, may I have another piece of BS.


27 posted on 11/22/2013 5:36:44 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: facedown
Woo hoo! Illinois isn’t dead last! We have room for improvement.

Back in the '60s I worked in South Carolina, where one of her politicians said, "Thank God for Mississippi, or we'd rank 50th" (it didn't matter much in what area, from my observation).

28 posted on 11/22/2013 5:57:31 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am surprised we are not #50. Thanks Bridgeport! “Oh look, a ballot box we missed, and what a shocker, now the Donkey-rat wins the governorship.”

“Connecticut’s economy was the only one in the country to contract in 2012. “


29 posted on 11/22/2013 6:09:43 PM PST by Betis70
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To: needmorePaine

I’m surprised New Jersey is that high. It’s got to be one of the most dysfunctional states in the U.S.


30 posted on 11/22/2013 6:29:05 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: katykelly; Big Red Clay

Come on, kelly. Just a little joke for us. Lol.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 6:29:56 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Alberta's Child
I’m surprised New Jersey is that high. It’s got to be one of the most dysfunctional states in the U.S.

Don't I know it!
32 posted on 11/22/2013 7:03:44 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: MountainDad

; - )


33 posted on 11/23/2013 5:46:35 AM PST by katykelly
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