Depending on which study you look at, you will be told that state and local government workers are paid better or worse than their private sector counterparts. So which is it? Both!
February 2011, Volume 29, Issue 4
The Much-Maligned Public Worker
Cigarette Taxes and the Sore Thumb
A recent report finds that states with the highest cigarette tax rates are losing some of their prospective tax revenue because consumers are opting for smuggled—and therefore untaxed—cigarettes instead.