Report: NY the least free state in the US

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The Cato Institute released their annual report on the most and least free states in the country.

The institute ranked states on how its policies promote freedom in fiscal, regulatory, and personal metrics.

“In order to calculate these scores, we weight public policies according to the estimated costs that government restrictions on freedom impose,” the Cato Institute said.

Click on a state to see its overall ranking and analysis.

Learn more about the rankings and methodology.

The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank

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