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Washington's outdated tax system: 3 charts

Washington's tax system is badly outdated.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