Newark, N.J. (Aug. 13, 2004) -- The Garden State is no garden when it comes to taxes, as New Jersey has earned the dubious honor of having the fastest-rising taxes in the nation.

According to an analysis of data collected by the National Association of State Budget Officers for the fiscal years 2003 through 2005, on a per-capita basis, New Jersey's increases have been the highest in the country, with taxes rising an average of $417 per person, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.

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