According to the Tax Foundation, Ohio has one of the highest combined local and state tax burdens in the country. (Click HERE to read the Tax Foundation Report). Our state has gone from having one of the lowest burdens (45th in the country) in 1977, to the 4th highest today! It is no mystery that as the Ohio tax burden has grown, the Ohio economy has shrunk! This high level of taxation keeps businesses from moving to the Buckeye State. Sadly this in turn drives our college graduates to other states in search of jobs. A recent survey noted that 60% of recent graduates planned to leave Ohio to pursue their career! We simply cannot afford such a "brain drain".