This Is the Best-Run State in America

North Dakota ranks first, New Mexico last
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2018 9:49 AM CST
10 Best, Worst Run States in America
Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota. The state ranks first in the new assessment.   (Getty/sakakawea7)

(Newser) 24/7 Wall St tackles what it admits is a subjective subject—ranking states on how well they are run. But after running through various metrics, including tax revenue, debt, population, good-paying jobs, poverty, credit rating, etc., the site has settled on North Dakota as the best-run state in the nation. At the opposite end of the scale is New Mexico. Here are the 10 best:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Minnesota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wyoming
  5. Utah
  6. Iowa
  7. Texas
  8. Colorado
  9. Washington
  10. Oregon
Read on for the worst-run states.

The 10 worst-run states:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey
  4. Louisiana
  5. Kentucky
  6. Alabama
  7. Mississippi
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Illinois
  10. New Mexico
Click to see the full rankings. (Or check out the safest cities in America.)

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