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Hawaii Economic Performance Ranks 15th, Economic Outlook 46th
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Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Tops for Taxes, Near Bottom for Limits on Spending

The annual Rich States Poor States report is out.  Hawaii ranks 15th for economic performance and 46th for economic outlook.
Here are the details:  
1. Top Marginal Personal Income Tax Rate: Data: 11.00% -- Rank: 49
2. Top Marginal Corporate Income Tax Rate: Data: 6.40% -- Rank: 18
3. Personal Income Tax Progressivity (change in tax liability per $1,000 of income) Data: $13.22 -- Rank: 36
4. Property Tax Burden (per $1,000 of personal income) Data: $23.89 -- Rank: 10
5. Sales Tax Burden (per $1,000 of personal income) Data: $44.68 -- Rank: 49
6. Remaining Tax Burden (per $1,000 of personal income) $21.68 -- Rank: 39
7. Estate/Inheritance Tax Levied? Data: Yes -- Rank: 50
8. Recently Legislated Tax Changes (2010 & 2011, per $1,000 of personal income) Data: $7.21 -- Rank: 45
9. Debt Service as a Share of Tax Revenue Data: 9.9% -- Rank: 36
10. Public Employees Per 10,000 of Population (full-time equivalent) Data: 536.9 -- Rank: 22
11. State Liability System Survey tort litigation treatment, judicial impartiality, etc.) Data: 56.4 -- Rank: 35
12. State Minimum Wage (federal floor is $7.25) Data: $7.25 -- Rank: 1
13. Average Workers’ Compensation Costs (per $100 of payroll) Data: $1.70 -- Rank: 11
14. Right-to-Work State? (option to join or support a union)  Data: No -- Rank: 50
15. Number of Tax Expenditure Limits (0= least/worst  3=most/best) Data: 1 -- Rank: 14
Study Webpage: ‘Rich States, Poor States
Text of Study: Link Pdf (Hawaii is on page 68)

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