Tax rankings are always a sensitive issue since statistics are always open to interpretation. During an afternoon news conference, Governor Pawlenty said Minnesota is 49th in the latest report from the small business and entrepreneurship council’s business tax index. South Dakota is first. New Jersey is last. Is this group’s tax rating fair?
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