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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A U-S performance report being released today gives Utah an 'A-minus'.
Utah tied with Virginia for the highest state grades overall in the Government Performance Project.
The Beehive state was praised for its work to keep roads, bridges and government buildings well-maintained.
The study awarded grades to each state on how it handled finances, personnel, infrastructure and modern information systems through the financial downturn of the past few years.
The states were also given an overall grade.
No state failed, however Alabama and California scored the worst, each with a "C-minus."
The study tried hard not to generalize, and noted that each state's experience was unique, both in the problems faced and the solutions pursued -- whether successful or not.
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