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View Poll Results: best governed state
California 3 3.23%
New York 0 0%
New Mexico 1 1.08%
Arizona 0 0%
West Virginia 0 0%
Virginia 5 5.38%
Texas 7 7.53%
Oregon 3 3.23%
Washington 5 5.38%
Utah 7 7.53%
New Hampshire 1 1.08%
Vermont 5 5.38%
Idaho 1 1.08%
Wyoming 2 2.15%
North Carolina 0 0%
South Carolina 2 2.15%
Florida 1 1.08%
Maine 0 0%
Rhode Island 0 0%
Arkansas 0 0%
Georgia 1 1.08%
Alaska 0 0%
Hawaii 1 1.08%
Wisconsin 2 2.15%
Minnesota 15 16.13%
Ohio 2 2.15%
Alabama 1 1.08%
Missouri 0 0%
Mississippi 1 1.08%
Kentucky 1 1.08%
Colorado 3 3.23%
Tennessee 4 4.30%
Pennsylvania 0 0%
New Jersey 0 0%
Delaware 0 0%
Massachusetts 2 2.15%
Kansas 0 0%
Nebraska 2 2.15%
Connecticut 0 0%
Michigan 2 2.15%
North Dakota 3 3.23%
South Dakota 1 1.08%
Nevada 1 1.08%
Oklahoma 0 0%
Louisiana 0 0%
Illinois 0 0%
Indiana 3 3.23%
Iowa 3 3.23%
Maryland 0 0%
Montana 2 2.15%
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The person who voted "Wisconsin" should have a dunce cap placed above their screen name.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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Oregon. As much as I disliked living there, even I can respect the legislative fruits of all that self-righteousness.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:39 PM
 
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I would say South Carolina is definitely in the top 3.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I would say South Carolina is definitely in the top 3.
Why would you say that?
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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I would say South Carolina is definitely in the top 3.
Not even close Francis.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Why would you say that?
Check out the article that I just posted on the general SC forum.

Here it is for your convenience. http://gsabusiness.com/news/54681-so...estments?rss=0 SC was one of 5 states to win a Gold Shovel for economic investments. Plus won an award for project of the year.

Then visit downtown Greenville, and Haywood,Woodruff, Pelham Roads.

You know SC is a great state when it can be said Charleston is our 2nd best city.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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I voted for Minnesota. It has the second lowest incarceration rate in the country (only behind rural Maine), a thriving economy, among the best schools in the country, a super-low unemployment rate, clean water/air, great health care, and a budgetary surplus. Given that Minnesota is balanced between urban and rural, its success is impressive.

Meanwhile, neighboring Wisconsin is stagnant.

A low incarceration rate just means they let criminals go free.

Several years ago, Minnesota had a budget crisis. They closed their state campgrounds for the summer (genius, right?), amongst other budget cuts.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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A low incarceration rate just means they let criminals go free.
So then it should be among the states with the highest crime right?
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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I voted for Minnesota. It has the second lowest incarceration rate in the country (only behind rural Maine), a thriving economy, among the best schools in the country, a super-low unemployment rate, clean water/air, great health care, and a budgetary surplus. Given that Minnesota is balanced between urban and rural, its success is impressive.

Meanwhile, neighboring Wisconsin is stagnant.
Maybe I'll still move to Minnesota, then.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Michigan had some of its most poorly governed and darkest years from 2003-2011, but our current governor is doing a fantastic job. Something is finally being done about Detroit which is experiencing new life, growth and hope for the first time in decades, a new bridge from Detroit to Canada is about to be built that will increase trade between the two countries, and job creation has exploded as compared to the previous administration, especially since Governor Snyder had the courage to break the union stranglehold on this state and make it a right to work state. In spite of what the doomsayers said about that, Detroit currently ranks second in the nation in job growth of jobs that pay a living wage, as in, a wage with which you can actually maintain a decent quality of life. That is huge. it is not fast food jobs that are being created here:

Since 2010, 28 metros have seen at least half its new jobs created... -- CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Governor Snyder is not a political hack and was formerly a very successful businessman who campaigned as "One tough nerd". He is a Republican, being a fiscal and social conservative (and won decisively twice, BTW), but he's not really beholden to a political party so much as he feels an obligation to help his home state, which he has immensely.

I vote Michigan.

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