state rank

January 12, 2012 - 8:00am
In 2003, California could have laid off every one of its state employees and still had a deficit, according to Alan Greenblatt of Governing Magazine. He explains, "Most of what states do, after all, is simply write checks to schools, hospitals and...
February 28, 2011 - 8:00am
Wisconsin annually ranks below average when it comes to recouping our share of federal aid. In 2008, for example, the state was 38th in percentage of revenue received from the federal government.But in 2009, the amount of federal aid available to...
September 6, 2010 - 8:00am
Wisconsin ranks among the 10 most expensive states for child care in a new report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.The NACCRRA found that full-time care for an infant in the average Wisconsin child care...
October 28, 2009 - 8:33am
Some people accuse the U.S. Congress of being all talk and little action. Now there's a website that's tracking that talk in a fun, interactive way, allowing you to pit any two Senators or members of Congress against one another in a war of words....
July 17, 2009 - 12:30pm
A new federal study of standardized test scores finds Wisconsin has the most persistent achievement gap in the nation between African-American and white students. This story received prominent play in the New York Times on Tuesday, but was covered...
July 31, 2008 - 11:45am
Free-market oriented Reason magazine has compiled a ranking of the top cities for personal freedom. Says the article, "From New York to Los Angeles, from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to the west Texas town of El Paso, city governments are...
June 25, 2008 - 8:42am
The 2008 list of the 50 best small and medium companies to work for in America, released this week by the Great Place to Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, has more companies in Wisconsin (7) than in any other state. The...
May 14, 2008 - 8:48am
A report released by Allstate insurance company this month finds the metro Milwaukee area is among the "least deadly" places for teen drivers. The study analyzed federal crash statistics, Allstate claims data, and U.S. Census data to score the 50...
April 9, 2008 - 9:35am
A report released this week confirms yet again that our state receives far fewer federal dollars than the average state. This time the Trust for America's Health analyzed funds from three federal health agencies and found Wisconsin ranks 45th in...
March 4, 2008 - 10:18am
Wisconsin scored a B- in the latest assessment by the Pew Center on the States of state government performance, the same score as in 2005. While a B- sounds OK, because Pew doesn't grade on a curve, it's actually just average. Of the 50 states,...

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