Top 10 States in Deepest Debt

Forty-four states will likely come up short of their budgets in 2012, a development that has lawmakers considering a special bankruptcy provision for states. But which are deepest in the hole? The Daily Beast crunched the numbers, factoring in not just debt but unfunded pension and health care obligations.

Here’s the top 10:

01. Rhode Island.
02. Connecticut.
03. Massachusetts.
04. Illinois.
05. Hawaii.
06. New Jersey.
07. New Hampshire.
08. Indiana.
09. Louisiana.
10. Oklahoma.

((30 JAN 2011))



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