by Jason Mercier
Freedom Foundation
November 29, 2004
Despite a commendable drop in Washington's state and local tax burden, state taxpayers are still lifting the heaviest tax burden in the Northwest. According to a recent Department of Revenue (DOR) report, Washington's state and local tax burden has dropped to levels not seen since the 1980s. While progress has been made due mainly to citizen tax-reduction initiatives, Washington currently ranks higher than its neighbors in Idaho and Oregon in terms of state and local tax burden.

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