On the alleged persecution of billionaires

I recently wrote an information-crammed article/dataviz for High Country News about the slow death of coal in Wyoming. One of the many points made is that hefty revenues from coal (and oil and gas) have allowed the state to forego an income tax, while continuing to fund vital government services. I finished the piece with a list of measures the state might take to survive, now that coal's going away, including: "Officials may need to institute an income tax that will require the billionaires of Jackson to pay their fair share."

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