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WA state scores low on freedom index

Pullman Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories recently published its 2023 Index of Freedom report.

The report ranks all 50 states based on government efficiency, regulatory freedom and energy resiliency. The top-performing states for 2023 are Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Idaho and Nevada.

New Jersey, California, Maine, Vermont and New York are the worst-performing states, according to the report. Washington came in at 32 on the list (an improvement from 36 in 2022).

The report's methodology for government efficiency, regulatory freedom, and energy resiliency breaks down mul...


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