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August 6, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Seattle Park District widens lead in Wednesday vote count

A proposal to create a Seattle Park District to fund city parks and community centers widened its lead in Wednesday’s vote count. The measure was leading 53 percent to 47 percent Wednesday, with nearly 114,000 ballots counted. About 52 percent of voters supported the proposal in Tuesday’s count of the first 100,000 ballots. Opponents would need…


Comments | More in homepage, Seattle City Council | Topics: Proposition 1, Seattle Park District

April 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Proposition 1 defeat still clear, despite tiny gain in votes today

New ballot counts Wednesday afternoon show tiny percentage gains and an insurmountable deficit for Proposition 1, the King County measure to increase sales tax and car-tab fee, to fund buses and roads. Proposition 1 now has 187,324 yes votes, 0r 45.49 percent; the no side has 224,441 votes, or 54.51 percent. That compares to 44.72 percent approval in…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: King County Metro Transit, Proposition 1

April 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Poll: Voters support taxes for roads, schools, parks

Washington state voters are willing to pay higher taxes to support a variety of community services, including roads and public transportation, according to a public poll released Thursday. The Elway Poll reported that 74 percent of voters surveyed last week said they supported higher local taxes for roads and 60 percent said they supported higher taxes…


Comments | More in Local government | Topics: Elway Poll, Metro, poll

November 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure leads by 46 votes

By The Associated Press A ballot measure that seeks to establish a $15-an-hour minimum wage for many workers in SeaTac is leading by 46 votes. After Saturday’s ballot drop, Proposition 1 was passing with 2,936 “yes” votes compared to 2,890 “no” votes. On election night, it was leading by a 261-vote margin — a decent gap in a…


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November 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage proposal now leads by only 55 votes

The lead continued to narrow Friday for a ballot measure that would create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac. Vote counts released by King County Elections show the measure leading by only 55 votes. It led by 141 votes after Thursday’s counts. More results will be announced at about 8:30 p.m. today. SeaTac Proposition 1…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: Proposition 1, SeaTac

October 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Muni League for public financing, against district elections

The good-government Municipal League today weighed in on two Seattle ballot measures that have largely gone under the radar. The League’s Foundation Board voted to support a public financing measure for City Council races, Proposition 1, while it opposed a measure to elect seven City Council members by geographic district and two at-large. Interestingly,…


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