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Tonight something upbeat -- -- good news for a change in the back of the envelope.
Normally we're talking about the high cost of government out of control spending by a politician or another politician.
But tonight a bright spot.
News tonight that a handful of states some fifteen of them all together.
Far from drowning in red -- have surpluses no I am not kidding you surpluses.
They're trying to figure out what to do with their extra revenues rather than bring about how to plug the spending gap.
This -- comes from the Associated Press Wyoming at the top of the list here you can see scoring big taking in -- 437.
Million dollar surplus.
That's an amount equal to 28%.
Of their entire general -- They put much of the money into savings after years of investing heavily in roads and schools course they could give it back you know politicians -- think and that.
Resource rich Alaska took -- nearly two billion dollars more than expected last year and that's.
-- -- part to high oil prices they're surplus was nearly 260 million dollars or 4% of their general fund.
Now -- it works to improve their infrastructure their building the nation's largest rainy day fund at fourteen billion dollars can you imagine that.
An amount roughly double the State's entire general fund good friend and and the mountaineers -- West Virginia are also won a good place their conservative approach to government keeping public sector wages low.
And restricting eligibility the Medicaid that's kept them in the black.
West Virginia is also joining North Dakota in reducing corporate tax rates -- move the will make them even more attractive to businesses.
Now that move as a result of a major energy boom in North Dakota the combination of is helping keep their unemployment rate at.
3.5 percent can you imagine that the national rate at 9%.
Now this report from -- comes on the heels of the study we told you about yesterday that showed that household debt.
Is shrinking good news while federal debt skyrocketing as usual.
Once again more evidence of federal government is the problem not the solution people know more states are prepared to make tough choices when it comes to saving money.
-- they have they have to they have to balance their budgets every year instead of running up massive deficits.
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