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Kansas ain't so bad!

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     In a 2012 study, 24/7 Wall St ranked all 50 states in a Best/Worst ran states. Kansas, mind you, out of all 50, came in at 15th best ran state.  That's not too terribly bad!  Here's what Kansas looks like in this study....

15. Kansas
> Debt per capita: $2,276 (14th highest)
> Budget deficit: 10.1% (33rd largest)
> Unemployment: 6.7% (tied-11th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,964 (25th lowest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 13.8% (tied-19th lowest)

Kansas had one of the lowest unemployment rates in 2011 at 6.7%, more than two percentage points better than the nationwide rate. The state has also benefited from rising home prices. The median value of homes in the state rose 12.2% between 2006 and 2011 — one of the higher rates in the nation. In order to create new jobs and grow the economy, Kansas cut personal income taxes and eliminated most business taxes, spurring controversy after Governor Sam Brownback told state agencies to be prepared for 10% cuts to their budgets. The state received an average rating from the Tax Foundation for its business tax climate.

Click HERE for the full list of how the states wound up.

-Hank
 

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