Is Texas the Envy of the Nation? New Study Gives Texas an Overall Grade of "D" on Financial Stability

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September 21, 2009

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Austin, Texas"The Center for Public Policy Priorities today highlighted a new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) that gives Texas an overall grade of “D” in assessing how families are doing financially. Texas is “trailing behind the rest of the country in health care, education and asset-building policies and outcomes.” CFED’s Assets & Opportunity Scorecard ranks states on Businesses & Jobs, Education, Financial Assets & Income, Health Care, and Housing & Homeownership.

Please note: an earlier version of this release incorrectly identified CFED as the "Center for Enterprise Development." The correct name for the organization is the Corporation for Enterprise Development.