March 1, 2017

State of Politics: Massachusetts is the best, survey says

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State House News Service / courtesy CBS

Gov. Charlie Baker appears on "CBS This Morning" Feb. 28 with Brian Kelly of U.S. News and World Report to talk about the ranking of Massachusetts as the best state in the country.

MASSACHUSETTS NETS BEST STATE RANKING FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

It ranks 47th in affordability but when more than 60 other metrics were applied Massachusetts emerged as the best state in the country, according to rankings released yesterday.

The state’s supreme billing was propelled by a number one ranking in education and number two in health care, metrics that were given more weight by analysts at U.S. News & World Report based on a survey of what matters most to people.

New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington rounded out the top five.

Louisiana was ranked the worst state, followed by Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and New Mexico.


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