Washington is the best state in America, according to a new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
The report evaluated all 50 states across a range of criteria, including education, health care, infrastructure and the economy. It cited Washington's booming economy and strong agricultural sector as reasons for the high ranking, but emphasized its "cheap, climate-friendly energy."
"Washington state is an example of how climate action and a strong economy go hand in hand," Inslee told U.S. News & World Report.
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Washington had a high ranking in numerous other categories, including third in economy, second in infrastructure and fourth in education and health care.
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