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November 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Democrats to try to eliminate tax advisory votes

Democrats are taking aim at Washington state’s tax advisory votes. State Sen. David Frockt said at a post-election fundraiser Thursday night he plans to introduce legislation as soon as next week to eliminate the votes, which he called “confusing, out of context and downright stupid.” The proposal may go nowhere, especially in an election year when Republicans…

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July 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Voters to weigh in on recent tax increases in non-binding queries

Washington state voters this fall will get to express their approval or disapproval of two minor tax increases passed by the Legislature earlier this year, the first use of a little-known provision of a 2007 initiative sponsored by Tim Eyman. The “tax advisory votes” will be non-binding, meaning lawmakers won’t be required to change policy based…

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0 Comments | More in homepage | Topics: general election ballot, Maureen Hart, November election