Cato Institute grades governors

Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Cato Institute, a public policy research group, presented its biennial fiscal report card on state governors, and praised those who cut spending and taxes.

Using statistical data to grade governors on taxing and spending records, the Washington-based think tank, said in a release, it gave a grade of "A" to Sam Brownback of Kansas, Rick Scott of Florida, Paul LePage of Maine and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, all Republicans.

Grades of "F" went to Pat Quinn of Illinois, Dan Malloy of Connecticut, Mark Dayton of Minnesota, Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii and Christine Gregoire of Washington, all Democrats.

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