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Washington’s constitution has broadest definition of property in the country

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part examination of state constitutions and how certain property is taxed in various states, continued from the September 1, 2022 edition of the Dayton Chronicle.

Of those states that do define property in their constitution, none is as expansive as Washington. Here are further examples:

• Massachusetts (Adopted 1916): “Full power and authority are hereby...