High percentage of uninsured hurts Texas’ ranking in CNBC’s Top States for Business

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Dick Lavine, Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities

Texas lost its top ranking as an attractive location for business in CNBC’s annual list because of its poor “quality of life” performance.

Texas fell to #41 in that category because the state has the highest percentage of residents without health insurance, as well as poor air and water quality.  Texas also ranked #35 in “cost of doing business” because the lack of a state personal income tax has caused higher-than-average sales and property taxes.

Here’s more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100824779

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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