by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts published a nifty 50-state scorecard available here. (For the rankings in each category, go here.) The scorecard includes a number of business, economic, demographic, and tax rankings for the 50 states.
For example, North Carolina ranks 2nd in business tax burden but 49th in gas tax rate. In addition, North Carolina is 8th in domestic migration to states and percent population change.