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New Study: Worst State Economies are in States Run by Democrats

A new study published Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) suggests red states have more competitive economies than blue states.

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2017 @12:49pm
New Study: Worst State Economies are in States Run by Democrats

On Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released the 10th edition of its Rich States, Poor States study, and it shows that red states have better economies than blue states in 2017.

The study, co-authored by economist Dr. Arthur Laffer, Heritage Foundation fellow Stephen Moore, and ALEC vice president Jonathan Williams, shows “a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2017.” Some of the worst-performing states, though, are run by Democrats.

Democrats control either the legislature, the governor’s office, or both in each of the bottom ten states in ALEC’s study.

Those states are, from #41 to #50:

  • #41: Oregon (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
  • #42: Maine (Dems split control of the legislature with Republicans)
  • #43: Hawaii (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
  • #44: Illinois (Dems control the legislature)
  • #45: Minnesota (Dems control the governor’s office)
  • #46: Connecticut (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
  • #47: California (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)
  • #48: New Jersey (Dems control the legislature)
  • #49: Vermont (Dems control the legislature)
  • #50: New York (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

Also of note: all ten states went for Hillary Clinton in 2016 (with the exception of Maine’s second congressional district).

ALEC is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for the conservative principles “of limited government, free markets and federalism.”

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