A new report, “Ranking States’ Fiscal Health,” puts Ohio as 11th best among the states in fiscal health.
The Mercatus Center of George Mason University reviewed audited financial reports for fiscal 2014 for all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It evaluated the reports on five metrics: cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, service-level solvency and trust fund solvency.
Alaska, Nebraska, Wyoming and both Dakotas were the top five states. Puerto Rico, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and Kentucky were the stinkers.