This story from CEO Magazine shows MA near the very bottom of CEO opinion of states’ business climates.
As has been repeatedly demonstrated, if you would like to increase government tax revenues, growth is the best way to do it. That means job creation.
Massachusetts cannot tax its way out of a budget deficit. How about we think of ways of improving our status among CEOs so some of them relocate or expand here? Hate to sound like a broken record, but perhaps if we reduced or eliminated the corporate tax rate, firms would be enticed to be here.
That means jobs, that means increased tax revenues.
I note that the states with the most favorable business climates also had some of the most robust % and gross population increases, too.