Can’t say I disagree. Although Texas is run pretty well.
Woo hoo! Illinois isn’t dead last! We have room for improvement.
These are the best-run states in America.
1. North Dakota
These are the worst-run states in America.
47. Rhode Island
49. New Mexico
CA made 50, is the bigger number better?
(The biggest Number is the Winner - right?)
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.
This is a VERY simplistic rating. Trends are not taken into account. Neither is the cost of living nor deferred maintenance on infrastructure.
I am truly amazed Hawaii did not make bottom group on worst list.
Woo Hoo, Go California, we’re #1!
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.
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.
Colorados 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.
One of the things that makes ND a good place is one of our sayings: “40 below keeps out rif raf”. Very true.
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.