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Initiative Measure No. 1433: Raise Up Washington

This measure would increase the state minimum wage to $11.00 in 2017, $11.50 in 2018, $12.00 in 2019, and $13.50 in 2020, require employers to provide paid sick leave, and adopt related laws.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Initiative Measure No. 1464?: Limit Big Money in Politics


This measure concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.

This measure would create a campaign-finance system; allow residents to direct state funds to candidates; repeal the non-resident sales-tax exemption; restrict lobbying employment by certain former public employees; and add enforcement requirements.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Initiative Measure No. 1491: Extreme Risk Protection Order? to Prevent Access to Firearms

This measure concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.

This measure would allow police, family, or household members to obtain court orders temporarily preventing firearms access by persons exhibiting mental illness, violent or other behavior indicating they may harm themselves or others.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Initiative Measure No. 1501: Prevent Fraud and Protect Seniors?

This measure concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals.

This measure would increase the penalties for criminal identity theft and civil consumer fraud targeted at seniors or vulnerable individuals; and exempt certain information of vulnerable individuals and in-home caregivers from public disclosure.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Initiative Measure No. 732: Reducing carbon pollution

This measure concerns taxes on carbon emissions

This measure would impose a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels and fossil-fuel-generated electricity, reduce the sales tax by one percentage point and increase a low-income exemption, and reduce certain manufacturing taxes.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Initiative Measure No. 735: Calls for amendment to Constitution to limit big money in politics

This measure concerns a proposed amendment to the federal constitution.

This measure would urge the Washington state congressional delegation to propose a federal constitutional amendment that constitutional rights belong only to individuals, not corporations, and constitutionally-protected free speech excludes the spending of money.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Advisory Vote No. 14:  Insurance premium tax for some stand-alone family dental plans

The legislature extended, without a vote of the people, the insurance premium tax to some insurance for stand-alone family dental plans, costing an indeterminate amount in the first ten years, for government spending.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Advisory Vote No. 15: Tax exemption for clean energy cars

The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, certain limitations on the retail sales and use tax exemptions for clean alternative-fuel vehicles, costing $2,000,000 in the first ten years, for government spending.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o


Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210: Redistricting deadline change

The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on the deadline for completing state legislative and congressional redistricting.

This amendment would require the state redistricting commission to complete redistricting for state legislative and congressional districts by November 15 of each year ending in a one, 46 days earlier than currently required.

For more information, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jp4ce9o

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