In the new “Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors,” Cato scholar Chris Edwards examines the tax and spending decisions made by U.S. governors since 2016. Governors who have cut taxes and spending the most receive the highest grades, while those who have increased taxes and spending the most receive the lowest grades. Only five governors were awarded an “A” in this latest report card — Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Paul LePage of Maine, and Greg Abbott of Texas.
- “Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2018,” by Chris Edwards
- “Governors Fiscal Report 2018,” by Chris Edwards
- “Martinez First Woman to Win Cato Fiscal Report,” by Chris Edwards