Saturday, July 3, 2010

I-1053 Will Reinstate the 2/3 Vote Requirement To Raise Taxes

Turning in 230,000 signatures, guaranteeing I-1053 a place on the November ballot are Sen. Pam Roach, activist Tim Eyman and Sen. Don Benton. Roach, Benton, Ken Morse (tea party leader) and 6 others are co-sponsors. The measure is supported by the Seattle Times, the Farm Bureau, the Association of WA Business, etc.

I fought hard this session the keep the majority party from removing the voter approved I-960 which first gave the legislature the 2/3 majority restraint to raising taxes. In the don't win when Democrats have 31 votes and Republicans have 18.

Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn), Tim Eyman, Sen. Don Benton (R-Vancouver)
"The measure would re-tie the straitjacket that Democratic state legislators wrestled their way out of this year, which kept them from raising taxes in Olympia without super majorities. 'It's going to pass in November and those safeguards will be reinstated,' Sen. Pam Roach said." (Tacoma News Tribune, 7-2-10 story by Jordan Schrader)
Yes...I got to keep the T-shirt

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