Florida fell in the latest Economic Freedom of North American Index put out by the conservative non-profit Frasier Institute. The annual report ranks the 50 states and Canadian provinces and territories based on factors like taxation, government spending and regulations and labor market freedom.
Florida came in 25th place, down from 22nd in last year’s report and down from third in 2006. This year’s report only reflects data through 2010, before Gov. Rick Scott took office.