We’re No. 32! We’re No. 32!

Here’s a case in which a lower ranking is better for North Carolina: It’s the Tax Foundation’s ranking of per-capita state and local tax collections.

While we should be relatively happy that our total of $3,919 in state and local tax collections ranks below the middle of the pack at No. 32, two of our neighboring states fare even better: South Carolina ($3,435, No. 48) and Tennessee ($3,322, No. 49).


Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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