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February 11, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Cost of initiatives: Voters don’t have all the information

Requiring initiatives to include fiscal impact information is a sensible and long-overdue step for our democracy in Washington state [“Bill would require ballots to note initiatives’ fiscal impact,” Local News, Jan. 9]. We voters love to support both lower taxes and expanded services, such as smaller class sizes. Who wouldn’t? But we aren’t the…


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February 2, 2015 at 7:08 AM

Voter initiatives: Don’t disenfranchise voters

The Times’ low opinion of voters’ ability to make sound judgments on ballot measures is once again on full display [“Voter initiatives need to include funding balance,” Opinion, Jan. 26]. Leaving budget-related decisions solely to the discretion of politicians in Olympia is not always the best answer. I did not support Initiative 1351 for…


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