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NE Among 11 State Governments With Money to Weather Pandemic [Video]

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(KFOR NEWS  September 16, 2020)   Truth in Accounting (TIA), a think tank that analyzes government financial reports, found that only 11 state governments had some money set aside to weather the pandemic caused by COVID-19.  These 11 states had a Taxpayer Surplus™ at the end of the fiscal year (FY) 2019, which is a calculation of the state’s available assets divided by the number of taxpayers.  These findings are released today in the eleventh annual Financial State of the States report, which ranks all 50 states by their financial health.

These 11 “Sunshine States” include the following:

  • Alaska | Taxpayer Surplus: $77,400

  • North Dakota | Taxpayer Surplus: $37,700

  • Wyoming | Taxpayer Surplus: $19,600

  • Utah | Taxpayer Surplus: $5,500

  • Tennessee | Taxpayer Surplus: $3,400

  • South Dakota | Taxpayer Surplus: $3,300

  • Nebraska | Taxpayer Surplus: $2,800

  • Idaho | Taxpayer Surplus: $2,800

  • Oregon | Taxpayer Surplus: $2,600

  • Iowa | Taxpayer Surplus: $1,500

  • Minnesota | Taxpayer Surplus: $100

While a sizable Taxpayer Surplus is a strong sign of fiscal responsibility, each …

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FedEx says it has taken 'appropriate action' addressing Iowa delivery driver's derogatory remarks about Trump supporters [Video]

On Tuesday we reported about a FedEx driver being caught on Ring video saying disparaging things about Trump supporters while dropping off packages at a Boone house. You can view the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLbw35PyC0Q&feature=youtu.be The company provided The Iowa Sta

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"Dakota Spotlight: The House on Sweet and Seventh" airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on WDAY Xtra. This chilling and heartbreaking documentary looks back on the 1998 murder of Barbara and Gordon Erickstad in Bismarck. The couple was brutally killed in their home by their son, 18-year-old Brian Erickstad, and his friend, 27-year-old Robert Lawrence in September of 1998. Through interviews with investigators, vintage footage, documents, and more, host James Wolner shines a light on a very dark case and searches for answers.