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New Mexico has the Sixth Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

New Mexico’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the sixth highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 17.6 percent—or 24 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, New Mexico collected $8.2 billion in state and local taxes—or $3,915 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impr… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2018/04/new-mexico-has-sixth-highest-state-and-local-tax-burden-nation-fy-2016/

West Virginia has the Third Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

West Virginia’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the third highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 18.5 percent—or 30 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, West Virginia collected $7.2 billion in state and local taxes—or $3,926 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an i… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2018/04/west-virginia-has-third-highest-state-and-local-tax-burden-nation-fy-2016/

New Mexico has the Fifth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, New Mexico collected $8.6 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2017/05/new-mexico-has-fifth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2015/

West Virginia has the Fourth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

  In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, West Virginia collected $7.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2017/05/west-virginia-has-fourth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2015/

North Dakota has the Second Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2015

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, North Dakota collected $6.9 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the … https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2017/04/north-dakota-has-second-highest-tax-burden-nation-2015/

Private Consumption in the States, Part 3

The third and final installment in a series that explains how data on private consumption can help state legislators make more informed decisions.
This is the third and last part in my trilogy on private consumption (see part one and two). It explains how private-consumption data can be used to evaluate a state’s ec… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/03/private-consumption-states-part-3/

Medicaid Expansion Will Break New Mexico Budget

New Mexico was one of the early states to join Medicaid Expansion. As enrollment has grown far beyond predictions, when the federal government's 100-percent cost coverage ends the cost to the state will be far higher than initially expected.
One of the best ways for a family to get into deep financial trouble is to take on payment obligations they cannot sustainably afford. The responsible thing to do, of c… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/02/medicaid-expansion-will-break-new-mexico-budget/

Alaska and Wyoming on Path to an Individual Income Tax?

In his book How Money Walks, Travis Brown analyzes the migration of money between the 50 states. His findings are compelling yet logical: since the early 1990s low-… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2016/02/alaska-and-wyoming-path-individual-income-tax/

Montana has the Eighteenth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Montana collected $3.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/04/montana-has-eighteenth-lowest-tax-burden-nation-2013/

New Mexico has the Seventeenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, New Mexico collected $7.7 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/04/new-mexico-has-seventeenth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2013/

West Virginia has the Fifteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, West Virginia collected $7.2 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/04/west-virginia-has-fifteenth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2013/

Texas has the Twelfth Lowest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Texas collected $102.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/03/texas-has-twelfth-lowest-tax-burden-nation-2013/

Severance Taxes Fuel Wyoming’s Tenth Highest in the Nation Tax Burden for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Wyoming collected $3.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/03/severance-taxes-fuel-wyomings-tenth-highest-nation-tax-burden-2013/

New Mexico has the Eighteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, New Mexico collected $7.2 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the av… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/new-mexico-has-eighteenth-highest-tax-burden-nation-2011/

Severance Taxes Fuel Wyoming’s Fourth Highest in the Nation Tax Burden for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Wyoming collected $3.7 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the avera… https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/severance-taxes-fuel-wyomings-fourth-highest-nation-tax-burden-2011/

North Dakota has the Second Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, North Dakota collected $4.7 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the … https://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/north-dakota-has-second-highest-tax-burden-nation-2011/