North Dakota in the Top 5 in Terms of Fiscal Condition
The top 5 states in the best fiscal condition seem to be clustered in the Midwest with the exception of Alaska being number one. According to CNBC.COM, the criteria used focused on a few key areas including citing revenue shortfalls, budget practices and high levels of debt . It is no surprise the top states are all oil producing states. The top 5 states are Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
New Jersey cam in at the very bottom of the list.
Do you agree with the list? Why do you think North Dakota is in the top 5 fiscal states?