Washington's outdated tax system: 3 charts
Washington's tax system is badly outdated. State revenue collections no longer keep pace with the growth of our economy or with increasing demands for services. Take a look at these 3 charts to see why.
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- Chart 1: Revenue has not yet returned its historic growth rate
- Chart 2: Washington has fallen far below the national average when it comes to state and local tax collections per $1000 of personal income.
- Chart 3: Major tax changes between 1995 and 2001 helped push Washington well below U.S. average