West Seattle State Sen. Joe McDermott (D-34) may not have gotten the appointment to Dow Constantine's county council seat today, but he did just introduce—along with Tacoma state Sen. Rosa Franklin (D-29), who does it every year—legislation to amend the state constitution to allow an income tax.

The bloggers over at the conservative Washington Policy Center think tank scoff at the idea:


I'm sure other income tax states such as California will be eager to learn how to make income tax revenue recession proof.