States Fiscal Condition

Via George Mason University’s Mercatus center:


  1. This is based on each state’s long run budget constraint, including long term liabilities such as pensions and healthcare benefits.
  2. Some of the richest U.S. states have the worst long run budget constraint.  There is no obvious correlation either with a state’s GDP per capita or GDP growth.
  3. Most states have negative unrestricted net assets. The exception is Alaska, and small mid-western states.

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