A study conducted by WalletHub ranked Texas seventh in the nation for taxpayers’ return on investment. WalletHub looked at all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., to form a ratio of how much money residents pay statewide and locally in comparison to the services they receive at those levels.

Texas tied with Florida for seventh overall, ranking seventh for tax rate and 24th for overall government services. “It’s not that (Texas) has great government services, but it has low taxes and average services,” WalletHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou said.

Texas took high spots for its economy at 10th in the nation, its health care offerings at 14th and its education services at 17th. But it lacked luster in other services including infrastructure, where it took 31st; safety, at 33rd; and pollution, at 42nd.

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