Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Is your state in poor fiscal health?

Here is a link to my recent op-ed in US News and World Report about the fiscal health of the 50 states. Here is a snippet:

"States that mishandle their finances over a long period of time are often forced to make tough choices about their budget: Should they contribute to the state pension fund or spend more on infrastructure such as bridges and roads? Often these debates take place in local newspaper op-eds and news interviews, but without a frame of reference, the average taxpayers don't know if the problem is unique to their state or if it is something that all states are going through. The Mercatus Center's fiscal rankings allow taxpayers, business owners and local politicians to see how their state is doing relative to the other states along several different dimensions."

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