Grading Great Lakes Governance

Even as they navigate historic economic, environmental, and social challenges, state governments across the Great Lakes region overall are doing an average job managing money, workers, infrastructure, and information.

That's the conclusion of the 2008 Grading the States report released yesterday by Pew Charitable Trusts. Here's how the think tank scored the individual Great Lakes states:

Michigan: B+

Indiana: B

Minnesota: B-

New York: B-

Ohio: B-

Pennsylvania: B-

Wisconsin: B-

Illinois: C