Even states that appear to be fiscally robust—perhaps owing to large amounts of cash on hand or revenue streams from natural resources—must take stock of their long-term fiscal health before making future public policy decisions. These fiscal pressures point to areas for policymakers to direct their efforts. They also highlight areas where improved financial reporting could give the public a clearer picture of states’ fiscal health.Much more in the details.
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Investor's Business Daily spins it as "Best-Run States Are Heavily Republican, Study Finds." The Mercatus Center study authors are more circumspect.