Latest unsavory numbers, third from the bottom in business climate:
The magazine's rankings, based on surveys of 650 business leaders, are a telling example of how liberal tax and regulatory policies make it harder for businesses to operate. Seventeen of the 20 most business-friendly states in this ranking have right-to-work laws, which forbid compulsory union membership. By contrast, none of the bottom 20 states are right-to-work states. Three of the top five states -- Texas, Florida and Tennessee -- have no income tax. The bottom four states are all high-tax states (California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts).Let them eat carp.
so how is this
P.S. Quinn and Dems pushing the revenue-iffy cigarette tax again.