The Washington State Senate today came closer to removing the 2/3 vote requirement to raise taxes. Enacted in '07 by the people under Initiative 690, the super majority rule has kept the majority Democrats from raising taxes for two years. The restriction will be lifted to allow taxes in '10.
Roach tells the Ways and Means panel that I-960 received 57% vote in her 31st District.
Sen. Don Benton (R-Vancouver) far right, also spoke. Far left is Mike Dunmire who helps finance Tim Eyman's initiative campaigns and next to me is Eyman. Eyman has filed I-1053 which will restore the 2/3 vote requirement if passed in November.