Editorial: On Christie's Plate

Publication: The Philadelphia Inquirer

11/23/2009 - In any review of the nation's worst public-policy practices, New Jersey can usually expect a prominent mention – so much so that residents could be forgiven for ignoring such dubious honors.

But the latest example, in a report by the Pew Center on the States, makes some illuminating points about the Garden State's fiscal quagmire.

The report, "Beyond California: States in Fiscal Peril," measures others against the Golden State as the gold standard for fiscal apocalypse. While California is "in a league of its own," Pew ranked nine other states as playing at the triple-A level - just shy of the big leagues of budgetary disaster. It shouldn't surprise anyone who's been paying attention that New Jersey is among them.

Read the full editorial On Christie's Plate on the Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.

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