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Old Today, 05:55 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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From a tax perspective, I think it's fair to say that TN beats AR and a lot of other states. But I myself am leery of the low tax gravy train. Colorado is a low tax state (comparatively), and you can tell. Most obvious is that the roads are in a state of freefall, with the state being the fastest falling in rankings of highway conditions. They are 10 years behind on every project and congestion's going to get a lot worse than it's already pretty terrible condition. Also the state has a big problem retaining teachers and funding education in rural areas, and it's in the bottom of states funding higher ed. Taxes are lower in TN, but it's not because the government is somehow 1.5x more efficient.
I know, I know, click bait articles to be taken with a grain of salt, but I don't feel up to real research ATM. However there is some good info to be dug out of these articles. I don't think TN is quite as bad off as you might be led to believe by the low taxes.
https://www.mercatus.org/publication...iscal-rankings
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/thes...re-crisis.html
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Old Today, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I know, I know, click bait articles to be taken with a grain of salt, but I don't feel up to real research ATM. However there is some good info to be dug out of these articles. I don't think TN is quite as bad off as you might be led to believe by the low taxes.
https://www.mercatus.org/publication...iscal-rankings
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/thes...re-crisis.html
Yeah, definitely good points. It doesn't seem like TN has glaring problems from being a low tax state. It seems like COs issues come from not being able to upsize with the increase in people, but TN may do a better job at building for the growth.
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