New Hampshire took the No. 2 spot on the most recent U.S. News ranking of best states in the union, finishing first among the 50 states in sub-categories such as opportunity and crime and corrections.

A proposal by New Hampshire and Vermont to offer their residents a voluntary paid family medical leave benefit has generated interest among private insurers, but not everyone is convinced the twin-state plan will bring more domestic tranquility.

With only the money in their rainy day funds, states could collectively run their government operations for a median of 23.2 days as of the end of fiscal year 2018, compared to 16.6 days before the Great Recession, according to updated data from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Fiscal 50” interac…

New Hampshire took the No. 2 spot on the most recent U.S. News ranking of best states in the union, finishing first among the 50 states in sub-categories such as opportunity and crime and corrections.

A proposal by New Hampshire and Vermont to offer their residents a voluntary paid family medical leave benefit has generated interest among private insurers, but not everyone is convinced the twin-state plan will bring more domestic tranquility.

With only the money in their rainy day funds, states could collectively run their government operations for a median of 23.2 days as of the end of fiscal year 2018, compared to 16.6 days before the Great Recession, according to updated data from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Fiscal 50” interac…