U.S. States Stay in Austerity Age as Debt Barely Budges in 2015

  • Net tax-supported debt grew 0.6 percent, remaining below peak
  • Connecticut has highest per-capita burden; Nebraska has lowest

The debt of U.S. states last year remained below its all-time high from 2013, showing officials were hesitant to borrow even with interest rates near record lows and the recession six years in the past.

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