03/03/2008 - Almost half of the states in the United States are falling behind in their infrastructure maintenance and fiscal systems, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Center on the States and Governing Magazine.
The groups gave 23 states grades for infrastructure that were below the national average in their study called "Grading the States." Using a scale similar to those found in U.S. schools, where an A is excellent and an F failure, they decided 23 states had grades below C+.
Ten states received B- for maintaining capital assets such as bridges and roads, which was the national average, and another 17 states earned grades of B and above. New England states Massachusetts and New Hampshire both scored the lowest grades, at D+.
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