Are People Leaving or Moving to Your State?

As the above shows, the gainers continue to include the Southeast, Texas, the Mountain States, and the Northwest. The losers are led by Illinois (I’m still amazed anyone who can leave stays there given the dire fiscal and tax situation and crappy weather) and New York (which continues to hemorrhage retirees to Florida). Those who can bail on Kansas, too, as the Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature do their best to destroy the economy and social fabric of the state in the stupidest experiment I’ve ever seen any state run. I continue to wonder how Arizona and Nevada are going to water their expanding populations. And, of course, there is New Mexico: the most underperforming state of all. Given its location and climate, it should be growing, yet somehow manages to make itself as unappealing and dysfunctional as possible.

 

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