About a week ago, there were a bunch of news reports about a state panel proposing to scrap the sales tax in favor of an income tax. Of course, 95% of Washingtonians won't actually read the study. Anyway, here it is: Tax Alternatives for Washington State: A Report to the Legislature. This is their preliminary report. I'm gonna do an editorial on it once I finish reading it. Anyway, I suggest reading it. The writing is very readable. Kind of like A Brief History of Time for Washington state tax policy.