How Does Your State Rank in Fiscal Health?
Very interesting map and numbers here. See where you stand.
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New research published by the Mercatus Center takes a look at the ability of each state to meet its obligations, both financial (such as state employee wages and pensions) and service-related (such as public safety and education), and ranks each state by its fiscal condition. Dr. Sarah Arnett weights four different indices – cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, and service-level solvency – in order to create an overall State Fiscal Condition Index.