States with the fastest- and slowest-growing economies

Some states are helping to lead the country's economic recovery while others, well, not so much.

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Jun 21, 2014 1:48AM
Maryland is the most "tax" happy state I have ever seen! Maryland even has a rain tax! Gov. OweMalley has signed 40 new taxes into law since he has been in office. Thank God we have a two term limit for a governor. Of course, Maryland taxes working citizens to death but gives excessive handouts to the so called "poor." 
Jun 18, 2014 9:29AM

People will continue to flee HIGH TAX states, and states bad for business.  NJ, NY, MA, CA, IL, MI are typical liberal states.  Productive people (people that work) will continue to FLEE these states so they can keep more of their paychecks, rather than support the parasitic democrats.  People have no interest in PAYING to keep democrats on the government plantation.

Texas should EXPORT all their democrats.  Show them how much more they can collect in NYC, Obamaville, LA, etc.  Give them a one way bus ticket.   And send all of Obama's dreamers (illegal aliens) there too.  Pack them up and let the liberals support them.   America does not need more illiterate, poor, lazy people to support (even if they vote democrat).  

Working people and business is welcome in Texas, but we don't want anymore lazy democrats.

Jun 30, 2014 6:52AM
We in New York are at the mercy of our drama queen Governor. He is more interested in making himself look ripe for a run at the presidency while his state  lags way behind in growth.
campbell county  wyoming , aka the basin . tax evaluation 2014 12.9 billion . tax rate 4 % no gun control . clean air , cheap power , and no we don't want you to move here . 
Jun 17, 2014 8:46PM
Basically it means mining is currently booming, and traditional rustbelt and defense-dependent industries are hurting.  State boundaries have little to do with it...
Jun 30, 2014 7:51AM
The economy as a whole in America shrunk 2.9% . Articles like this one serve to gloss over that reality. The fact that some states are not going down shows how bad other states must be doing to show an overall economic downturn of 2.9% in GDP.

Jun 30, 2014 9:14AM
Why is it that North Dakota has pumped out so much oil and our gas prices are still sky-high and rising?  Are we shipping our oil out?  Are we using it ourselves here in the US?  Why are prices not going down after all these years of North Dakota oil production? 
Jun 29, 2014 2:09PM
Alaskans do in fact pay property taxes.  Only income and some city sales taxes are non-existent.
Jun 30, 2014 7:41AM
West Virginia "growing"?  You have got to be kidding me.  Have you ever been to West Virginia?  With all due respect, West Virginia is not "growing".
Jun 30, 2014 9:20AM
Oh, did they forget to mention that in the oil patch of North Dakota, there is no where to live. If you do find something, the rent for a one bedroom apt can be upwards of $2000.00 a month. Do your research before you move here.
Jun 30, 2014 8:28AM
Go where the real energy is being produced by conservatives and you will see growth.
Jun 30, 2014 10:51AM
I live in Connecticut which is an old Pequot indian word for tax the sh** out of you.
Jun 30, 2014 7:32AM
Still the same exact thing with my great home state of West Virginia...since the old days of Rockefeller, Carnegie, Mellon, etc...the state is stilling allowing outside entities to come into it's backyard and remove it's natural resources and reap HUGE benefits...leaving the residents destitute as always smh...
Jun 30, 2014 9:42AM
all that natural gas in WV will be gone in 10 or so years and all we'll be left with is a state totally destroyed by this industry that could care less what will happen to us once they've squeezed every penny out of our land.  
Jun 30, 2014 10:44AM

Michigan may seem to be rebounding, but sadly it is not. The auto sector lost much of it's engineering talent, and who wants to come back to that miserable grind. The roads are destroying folks vehicles, and no one in the MI government did anything about despite surplus revenue.

What a crying shame Michigan.


Dont want the fastest or the slowest.... I want the most consistent over time...

Looks like most of the fast states are from recent booms... Where were they five years ago and where will they be five years from now????

Jun 30, 2014 8:35AM
Looks like states where grabbing the natural resources and running away with the bucks is where the action is.  They might fill those jobs with cheap imported labor before you know it. 
Jul 7, 2014 7:23PM
The Obamaville economy sucks but the media won't dare note that the Emperor has no clothes and the food stamp booklet's missing a stamp.
Jul 7, 2014 6:54PM
See a trend here.  States with Republican Governors are growing.  Ones with Democratic leaders are not.  Those that have recovered the quickest are also run by Republicans. 
Jun 30, 2014 10:00AM
The facts they should show is what states and cities are broke, have the most poverty, have sunk the lowest in individual rights and the invasion of your private life and loss of freedom. I guarantee you if will be the states run by Democrats & Union. They are absolutely poison to our freedoms and taxes
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