A floundering Florida in recent years left New York still in third place in population according to the 2010 Census behind California and Texas.
But when it comes to raising and spending money, NY comes in a solid second ahead of the Lone Star State despite having six million fewer people.
New York also leads the nation in lottery sales with seven billion dollars wagered...and with more casinos on the way, we will be one state full of gamblers.
Capitol Confidential » Census state fiscal data, or: We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2!