Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition, 2017 Edition

68 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2018

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Eileen Norcross

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Olivia Gonzalez

George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students; Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Date Written: 07/11/2017

Abstract

Based on the FY 2015 comprehensive annual financial reports of the 50 states, this study ranks statesÂ’ fiscal solvency using 13 metrics that assess the extent to which the states can pay short-term bills and meet longer-term obligations. State finances are analyzed according to five categories of solvency: cash, budget, longrun, service-level, and trust fund. These five categories are combined to produce an overall ranking of state fiscal solvency.

Suggested Citation

Norcross, Eileen and Gonzalez, Olivia, Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition, 2017 Edition (07/11/2017). MERCATUS RESEARCH. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3191522 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3191522

Eileen Norcross (Contact Author)

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Olivia Gonzalez

George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students ( email )

Fairfax, VA
United States

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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