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States With No Income Tax are Among Nation’s Fastest Growing States: Jonathan Williams in American Family News

Americans often vote with their feet to flee high taxes and onerous regulations.

ALEC Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy Jonathan Williams spoke with American Family News this week about the 2022 U-Haul Growth Index that tracks demand for its rental trucks and their destinations. According to the report, Texas remained the top destination in 2022, for the second year in a row, and Florida finished in second place. In the rock-bottom destination spots, California finished in 50th as the least-wanted destination followed by Illinois in 49th and Michigan in 48th.

Jonathan Williams, an economist with the American Legislative Exchange Council, tells AFN his group has been witnessing the same patterns in its own annual report called Rich States, Poor States. That analysis, now in its 15th year, confirms Americans often “vote with their feet” to flee high taxes and onerous regulations, he says.

“It’s not surprising whatsoever when you see surveys like these that reiterate that fact,” he observes. “And reinforce that fact once again that Texas and Florida, and states without income taxes especially, are some of the fastest-growing states in America.”

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