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March 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

State Supreme Court strikes down two-thirds law on taxing

Seattle voters pay for service demands The March 1 editorial on the state Supreme Court decision left the impression that Seattle voters are uniquely pointy-headed tax-lovers [“Two-thirds law dumped, but sentiment remains,” Opinion]. Do you miss the obvious — that Seattle voters are simply willing to pay for the services we demand? Perhaps voters in other…

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March 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Two-thirds tax-approval law thrown out

Stronger opinion needed What a wimpish reaction The Seattle Times editorial board voiced to the state Supreme Court’s wise 6-3 ruling that it’s unconstitutional to require a two-third vote in the Legislature to raise taxes [“Two-thirds law dumped, but sentiment remains,” Opinion, March 1]. The board’s strongest opinion, apparently, is that lawmakers and the governor would…

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March 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM

State Supreme Court ends two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases

Sen. Ed Murray works for the state, not a political party While responding to Thursday’s ruling by the state Supreme Court that requiring two-thirds vote by the Legislature to raise taxes was unconstitutional, Sen. Pam Roach, center, wears her thoughts on her shirt. Amber Carter, left, director of tax policies for the Association of Washington Businesses…

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