February 24, 2009

Facts & Figures 2009: How Does Your State Compare?

Today, the Tax Foundation released its 2009 version of Facts and Figures: How Does Your State Compare?, a pocket-size booklet comparing the 50 states on 38 different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending. The booklet is edited by Tax Foundation Analyst Mark Robyn.

Since 1937, the Tax Foundation has produced and published reliable information on government finances at the federal, state and local levels. As many states are going through fiscal crises because of the current economic downturn, accurate information on state fiscal matters is more important than ever.

"While state lawmakers are looking at various solutions to their fiscal problems, they should be cognizant that each change made to the tax code will affect their state's competitive position in relation to others states regionally and nationally, for better or worse," said Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation.

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