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Running the numbers on red state vs. blue state tax policies

by George Bennett | May 1st, 2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Texas Gov. Rick Perry touting low taxes in West Palm Beach last month

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited West Palm Beach last month, he and Florida Gov. Rick Scott touted low state taxes as a key to economic growth.

Perry said he wanted to “drive a conversation in this country about Red State vs. Blue State policies.”

Palm Beach Post business writer Jeff Ostrowski drives the conversation some more today with a look at job growth, unemployment and other indicators in four low-tax states — Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington — and three high-tax states — New York, New Jersey and California.

Click here to read the red-vs.-blue analysis.

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