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The Washington State Supreme Court acted wisely and in the spirit of America's Founders in its ruling against Tim Eyman's Supermajority Initiative 1053, Gov. Jay Inslee said in reacting to the decision. Inslee The State Supreme Court did the right
The Washington Supreme Court has struck down a requirement for a two-thirds majority vote in the Legislature to pass a tax increase. The high court ruled Thursday that an initiative requiring a two-thirds vote was in conflict with the state
One exempts parking lots at elementary schools, colleges, vocational and technical centers, preschools and day-care centers. Another would require handgun permit owners to notify their employers when they bring their weapons onto their premises.
The next time the Spokane City Council considers a tax increase, it will take five of seven votes to pass. City voters in Tuesday's election approved a proposition calling for a supermajority threshold for a tax hike. The Spokesman-Review reports (
The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics...The concept of a two-thirds threshold is currently before the Washington Supreme Court...Wilcox, R-Yelm, urged fellow representatives to pass the rule to honor the
Requiring two-thirds of California legislators to agree on something before they could pass a state budget led to many late budgets and gave the Republican minority undue leverage in budget negotiations. So it's no surprise that voters changed the
Das Targets Waiting Lists Assemblymember Goes After Problem at City Colleges Thursday, December 13, 2012 Article Tools Shortly after being sworn in for his second term in the State Assembly, Democrat Das Williams vowed to restore access to California'
Sponsored Links A deeply divided Atlanta School Board Monday extended the contract of superintendent Erroll Davis but it gave itself a political and practical out: two trigger clauses that allow the board to fire Davis with 90 days' notice. The deal
When Democrats last month achieved broad taxing powers by capturing supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Democratic leaders immediately ruled out new taxes, saying they didn't want to be seen as overreaching just after voters approved
Sen. Mark Leno , D-San Francisco, said he will introduce legislation Monday placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot to lower the threshold for school parcel taxes from two-thirds to 55 percent. Democrats this month won supermajority control