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New York first, Tennessee last

New Yorkers pay the highest state and local taxes in the nation, shelling out nearly $131 for every $1,000 of income in 2002, according to a new study. Tennessee taxed its citizens the least, with residents paying just under $84 for every $1,000 of income, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Here’s the article, and here’s the list.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.