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Table 18
Change in State-only Taxes Per Capita, 1995-97
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Louisiana 20.4% 27 Connecticut 9.2%
2 Minnesota 18.4% 28 Idaho 8.7%
3 Missouri 14.1% 29 Ohio 7.8%
4 Massachusetts 13.9% 30 Virginia 7.8%
5 Nebraska 13.4% 31 Hawaii 7.4%
6 California 13.3% 32 Kentucky 7.2%
7 Oklahoma 13.3% 33 North Carolina 7.1%
8 Colorado 12.4% 34 West Virginia 7.1%
9 Michigan 12.1% 35 Delaware 7.1%
10 Indiana 12.0% 36 Utah 6.6%
11 Wisconsin 11.7% 37 Pennsylvania 6.5%
12 Oregon 11.7% 38 Washington 6.4%
13 Vermont 11.5% 39 Alabama 6.4%
14 Maine 11.3% 40 New Mexico 6.2%
15 Illinois 11.2% 41 Iowa 6.1%
16 Kansas 11.0% 42 Maryland 5.6%
17 North Dakota 11.0% 43 New Jersey 4.5%
18 Rhode Island 10.7% 44 Montana 2.7%
19 Georgia 10.6% 45 Nevada 2.6%
20 South Carolina 10.3% 46 Arizona 1.7%
21 Mississippi 10.2% 47 NEW YORK 1.6%
22 Florida 9.8% 48 Wyoming -0.6%
23 Tennessee 9.7% 49 New Hampshire -2.5%
24 Arkansas 9.7% 50 Alaska -16.5%
25 South Dakota 9.3%  
26 Texas 9.2% U.S. Average 9.1%
Source: Public Policy Institute calculations, based on U.S. Census Bureau data
Major reductions in taxes on personal income and businesses held
New Yorkers' tax burden in check, while those in most other states rose.

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