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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
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.

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