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Iowa Ranks High in Pew Report

Posted: Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 6:20 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz is touting Iowa’s high fiscal rating according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The report “Beyond California: States in Fiscal Peril” rates states on foreclosure rates, joblessness, loss of revenue, state budget gaps and balanced budgets. The Hawkeye State scored high in these areas, coming in second only to Wyoming. Schmitz says this indicates Iowa is making progress, but feels there is still much work to be done to ensure the state recovers from the national economic recession.