While Rick Perry is not my first pick for the GOP nominee, I will gladly support him and vote for him in the General Election. In the meantime, other states finished their 2011 fiscal year in the black, even if not at the levels desired, and some after fierce budget battles. Among them are Indiana, Idaho, South Carolina, Ohio, Arkansas, Alaska, Texas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Maine – all with Republican Governors, and Massachusetts and West Virginia with Democrat Governors. Sources here and here.
I cannot guarantee the list above is complete or totally accurate, as there is little confirming information. To find the latest on your state’s financial health, check out this site.