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Researcher Says There's No Link Between Taxes and Migration
(2011-04-19)
(wfcr) - As New England states wrestle with budget deficits, legislators face pressure to raise taxes. Opponents counter that raising taxes will push residents to other, lower-tax states. But a new study counters that argument. Jeffrey Thompson of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass-Amherst says the impact of taxes on migration is very weak. He told WFCR's Bob Paquette he reached this conclusion by using data from the Internal Revenue Service. © Copyright 2014, wfcr