Inside Opinion

What's on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers

NOTICE: Inside Opinion has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Inside Opinion.
Visit the new section.

Where the taxes are

Post by David Seago on Dec. 1, 2007 at 5:39 am |
December 1, 2007 5:39 am

Interesting graphic from Thursday’s Seattle Times showing how dependent each of Washington’s counties is on property taxes.

Note the curiosity: King County is the least dependent (except for tiny San Juan County) on this unpopular tax. And it has been the bastion of opposition to Initiative 747 and other measures aimed at cutting property taxes.

Must be nice to have such a large industrial and commercial tax base that property taxes aren’t such a big deal.

Taking notice
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to