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February 28, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Senate committee approves putting 2/3 requirement into state constitution

OLYMPIA — Hours after the state Supreme Court declared a supermajority┬árequirement for tax increases unconstitutional, Republicans have started a quest to revive the threshold — by amending the constitution. The GOP-run Senate budget-writing committee voted 13-10 Thursday afternoon to enshrine the requirement in the constitution. The proposed constitutional amendment, like the initiative-imposed state law that was struck…

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