New England States Win Big in Best States Ranking | NECN

New England States Win Big in Best States Ranking

More than 60 metrics were factored into the overall results, including health care, education and infrastructure.

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    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts the best state in the country. NBC Boston's Alison King spoke with Governor Charlie Baker who is proud about the accolade.

    (Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017)

    Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been named as the first and second best states in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

    More than 60 metrics were factored into the overall results, including health care, education and infrastructure.

    The results place Massachusetts with the best education and second best health care.

    New Hampshire reportedly has the best opportunity and third best education.

    Vermont was ranked 10 on the list, with the best crime and corrections ranking.

    Connecticut was ranked 12 on the list, with the fourth best education.

    Maine was ranked 18 with the second best crime and corrections ranking.

    Rhode Island placed 21 on the list, with the third best crime and corrections ranking. 

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