The 2015 report on economic competitiveness between states is out, and it still doesn’t look good for California. The Rich States, Poor States report by the American Legislative Exchange Council annually ranks states on economic competitiveness. For the 8th year in a row, Utah wins. And for the 8th year in a row, California ranks poorly on the economic freedom and competitiveness scale.
‘Rich States’ embrace free market reforms and cut taxes.
‘Poor States’ raise taxes on income, have high property taxes, are not right-to-work states, and kill job growth with these policies.