North Carolina ranks No. 19 in the latest edition of the libertarian Cato Institute’s Freedom in the 50 States report. That marks a jump of four spots in the rankings since 2012.

The report’s authors shared their findings during a presentation Wednesday to state lawmakers. Presenters are William Ruger, vice president of policy and research at the Charles Koch Institute; and Jason Sorens, lecturer and program director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College.