Like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, efforts to impose an income tax in Washington state continue to pop up no matter how many times they’ve been slapped down.
That’s why the Kennewick City Council’s formal opposition to a local income tax is more than just political posturing. It’s an important way to tell state leaders to drop their income tax game plan.
If enough individual communities rise up against just the idea of an income tax, perhaps lawmakers will stop trying to force the issue and instead focus on other tax reforms that would be more acceptable to the general public.
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