I remember way before you were even born. This state was awesome in every way. stayed that way pretty much until mid-late 80's. Rapid freefall in every livability factor since then. Dems privatized our State Parks system which was the best in the nation. They stole it's funding (the gas tax) and it went to shit. They've avoided actual road maintenance to the point most of our roads need replacement. They did zero bridge maintenance for over 2 decades, then merely talked about doing it for the last decade, we're still waiting. They gave out free needles and methadone, exploding the drug addiction population way beyond repair, killing hundreds of people they should have been treating rather than drugging. They created the homeless population, inviting trespassers, thieves and meth heads to camp in people's backyards with impunity. And that's just the things they did on purpose. The devastating effects of their mistakes would take weeks to relate here.