Next Eyman initiative: Washington tax limits - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Next Eyman initiative: Washington tax limits

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he's found the target for his next direct-democracy campaign.
     
Eyman says next year's initiative will seek to reinforce the two-thirds vote requirement for the Legislature to raise taxes.
     
That rule is already in state law because of earlier initiatives, but the Legislature can amend them with a simple majority vote after they're two years old.
     
That expiration date runs out at the end of this year and top Democrats say it's virtually certain they'll suspend the two-thirds requirement to help fill the growing state budget deficit.
     
Eyman hasn't worked out the details of his proposed initiative yet. The deadline for submitting petition signatures is next summer.

 

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