November 19, 2010

CHASING PEOPLE AWAY:

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them (Barbara Hollingsworth, 11/17/10, Washington Examiner)

Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent.

By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be down one apiece. The average top state personal income tax rate in these loser states: 6.05 percent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 19, 2010 6:41 AM
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