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Huh? Washington ranked 3rd most financially fit larger states

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Sep. 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm with 4 Comments »
September 29, 2010 7:14 pm

Washington has a $4.5 billion budget shortfall. Its Medicaid director just announced cuts that eliminate payment for prescription drugs for the hundreds of thousands of people who get them prescribed in out-patient settings. And children’s health is getting cut.

But even with these nightmarish sounding realities coming true, one report suggests Washington is in relatively good financial shape – at least compared to the other 14 largest states. In fact it ranks third best and only Texas and Virginia rank higher with California at rock bottom.

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  1. hortonpeak says:

    I would hope your “journalism” professors would take umbrage with your last statement. And, yes I am “attacking” the messenger, but are you trying to create a controversy, confuse the issue, or simply not know what you are talking about. What are the other 14 largest states, “it” is whom and why is “it” conflated with … “California at rock bottom”. If the “news” tribune wants to be a serious “news” outlet they must stop this or they must admit they are a tabloid. Twittter, twitter, 90 seconds for an “in depth story”. Cronkite is spinning.

  2. If you read the full article it links you to the full report that says what each state is. The writer doesnt need to do an in depth article on an in depth article. You can read the full 600 page report for yourself by clicking on the link.

  3. hortonpeak says:

    I stand corrected.

  4. Sumner401 says:

    I blame the damned liberals!

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