Supreme Court to Review Supermajority Vote

The Washington Supreme Court may rule today on the constitutionality of a Washington law that requires two-thirds approval of the state legislature to increase taxes and feeds. Washington voters have approved a “supermajority” law five times.


Last spring the league of Women Voters and several other groups challenged what was the latest version of the law, Initiative 1053. Superior Court Judge Bruce Harrell said the state constitution stipulates a simple majority is enough to pass tax increases and ruled the initiative unconstitutional. The case moved up the judicial food chain and the “Supremes” are to rule today.


Read more here.




About Linda Schactler

Linda is the former Director of Communications for the Washington State Senate, and former deputy director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. From 2000 through 2010 Linda was the proprietor of Schactler Communications, an Olympia-based public affairs business. She holds a master of arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Linda can be reached at her Ellensburg office, 509-963-1384, or on her cell phone, 509-607-4103.
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