We ran this cart in 2010.
  • We ran this chart in 2010.

Maybe you've read about the recent study that shows Washington State having the most regressive tax structure in the nation.

What's double depressing about this is that the exact same thing was true back in 2010, when voters had an opportunity to change things in this state by approving Initiative 1098. The measure would have raised $2 billion annually by taxing only individual incomes over $200,000 a year.

It went down hard, 64 to 36, and our social services continued to shrink, and our education system continued to be underfunded. But hey, at least we got a handy poster out of the whole thing! Pretty much everything on there is still relevant today.