By Daily Wire. On Tuesday, the Cato Institute released the latest edition of “Freedom in the 50 States,” which ranks states by how their public policies champion freedom fiscally, with regulations, and in ways affecting personal freedom. As the Courier-Express stated, “To determine the rankings, state and local government intervention was examined across a range of more than 230 policy variables — from taxation to debt, eminent domain laws to occupational licensing, and drug policy to educational choice.” . . .
The worst ten states were New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Oregon, Maryland, Vermont, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, and New York. (Read more from “The Least Free State in America Won’t Surprise You” HERE)
New York is the least free state in America, Cato Institute says
By WIVB. New York has ranked fiftieth in freedom for yet another year, according to the CATO institute.
The libertarian think tank releases an annual report, Freedom in the 50 States, which ranks states on how their policies promote fiscal, regulatory, and personal freedom.
“New York has been the least free state in the country for a long time,” the report said.
The CATO Institute has ranked the Empire State last in the nation since the year 2000.
The report singles out New York as the worst state in the nation when it comes to fiscal, regulatory, lawsuit, and land freedoms. (Read more from “New York Is the Least Free State in America, Cato Institute Says” HERE)