West is best, Dixie is good, and more can be gleaned from this Lucky 13 map. It’s interesting that a population and economic boom in so much of the west seems to have passed New Mexico by, and Montana is probably wishing that instead of having its population split between six decently sized small cities that they had their own Boise or SLC.
Maybe this will help New Mexico grow, once prices are back up again.
Dan Walters looks at the positive and negative effects of the declining population growth in California.
Kudos to Rhode Island, the most empathetic state in the country.
Vice has a good article on how Chattanooga turned itself around with high-speed Internet.
It seems to me that this is mostly a case of advertising transparency, rather than “blaming the minimum wage hike.” There’s nothing to stop them from using the bill to outline the discounted price (what it would be without the minimum wage hike) and the price with a surcharge, as long as it’s clear the price with the surcharge is the price they will be paying.
Here is a handy article on where states get their revenue.
Lyman Stone points out that interstate migration is mostly going not to super-deep red states, but to purple states. The definition of purple is sufficiently broad so as to include Texas, but interesting all of the same.
— Michael Hendrix (@michael_hendrix) January 6, 2017