U.S. News and World Report releases list of Best States; where are GA and SC ranked?

Washington is the top state in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report, but where do Georgia and South Carolina rank? (Source: U.S. News and World Report)
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- The U.S. News and World report has issued its yearly report ranking the states.

Using a set of criteria based on health care, education, infrastructure, state environment, economy, fiscal stability, and crime and corrections, the publication has placed Washington state at the top.

The report praises the state's economy, infrastructure, health care system, and education system.

But what about Georgia and South Carolina?

Georgia, according to the report, comes in at No. 17. The publication has given high marks to the state's infrastructure, economy, and fiscal stability, but says it falls short in health care and crime.

South Carolina on the other hand, comes in at No. 42. The report pats the Palmetto State on the back for its top 20 economy, but the state's health care, education, crime and corrections, and opportunity metrics all weigh heavily toward the bottom of the list.

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