Virginia State Top in the Nation

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

Gov. Warner announced Tuesday that Virginia got the top score in the Government Performance Project's “Grading the States 2005” report, the nation's only comprehensive, independent analysis of how well each state is managed.

Virginia ranked the top state in the nation in fiscal management.

Although Utah also got an overall grade of A-, Virginia is the only state with straight A's across the board in four categories: money, people, infrastructure, and information.

The study is a two-year review of all 50 states by the Government Performance Project, a joint effort of the Pew Charitable Trust and "Governing" magazine.

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