Last Tuesday, the Tax Foundation released a new study which finds that New Yorkers faced the highest state and local tax burden in the country in fiscal year 2010.  In 2010, New Yorkers paid 12.8 percent of their income in state and local taxes.

The Annual State-Local Tax Burden Ranking report estimates the average total tax burden for residents of each state, including both the in-state taxes they are subject to as well as taxes they pay to other states, such as those paid by virtue of working in, traveling to, or buying products from other states.

This report is yet another reminder of how much work we have to do to restore our economy to one that is globally competitive, and ensure that state government works for taxpayers and families to cut taxes and create jobs.