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The National Governors Association is meeting this week and our clickable yearbook of 22 governors is assigning honors to some and detention to others for the tax policies they pushed in 2011 and 2012.

(Single Infographic Version)


 Jan Brewer (R-AZ)

 Jerry Brown (D-CA)

 Sam Brownback (R-KS)



 Most Likely to Side with Wealthy Investors

Best at Playing a Bad Political Hand

Most Likely to Bankrupt His State


 Lincoln Chafee (I-RI)

 Chris Christie (R-NJ)

 Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)



A+ For Effort at Sales Tax Reform

Fiscal Drama Queen

Best Reversal on Millionaires Tax


Mark Dayton (D-MN)

Mary Fallin (R-OK)

John Kasich (R-OH)



Most Willing to Stand Up to Legislature

Biggest Loser at Cutting Income Taxes

Fracking Tax Squanderer


Paul LePage (R-ME)

John Lynch (D-NH)

Dan Malloy (D-CT)



Reverse Robin Hood Award

Smartest Veto of the Year

Most Likely to Make Rich to Pay Fair Share


Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

Butch Otter (R-ID)

Deval Patrick (D-MA)

Defender of Public Services

Champion of the “1%”

Mr. Popular Gimmickry


Beverly Perdue (D-NC)

Rick Perry (R-TX)

Pat Quinn (D-IL)


Most Likely to Gamble with State’s Future

Grover Copy Cat Award

Least Likely to Prioritize Seniors


 Brian Sandoval (R-NV)

 Rick Scott (R-FL)

 Rick Snyder (R-MI)

Most Likely to Defy Grover’s Tax Pledge

Corporate Tax Giveaway King
Biggest Tax Hiker on the Poor and Elderly

 Scott Walker (R-WI)


   Biggest Bully