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Recent Tax Cuts Occurred Mostly in Red States

Created on May 5, 2015

Recent Tax Cuts Occurred Mostly in Red States


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Read the original report, "1,000 People a Day: Why Red States Are Getting Richer and Blue States Poorer," by Stephen Moore, Arthur B Laffer, and Joel Griffith.

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In 2013, 17 states enacted pro-growth tax cuts, outlined in the map below ( n ). Of those, 13 state governments were controlled by Republicans ( n ) and the other four were under split-party control ( n ).

Source: Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams, Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, 7th ed., American Legislative Exchange Council, 2014, p. 3, http://alec.org/docs/RSPS_7th_Edition.pdf (accessed November 17, 2014).

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