I have made an acquaintance through my wife's employment with a man who serves in Missouri's legislature. He and I usually get caught up at the office Christmas party, but I happened to see him the other day while I was picking my bride up for lunch.
Since we were both on our way other places we just had a brief chat, but I learned something interesting.
He told me that Missouri is one of only two states in the union, Texas being the other, which is operating in the black.
I blame Matt Blunt.