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I-1053 sponsor Tim Eyman in 2009. Photo by Tom Banse.

I-1053 sponsor Tim Eyman in 2009. Photo by Tom Banse.

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Judge Rules Wash. Supermajority Requirement For Taxes Unconstitutional

Tom Banse
05/31/2012

A King County judge Wednesday ruled that Washington voters cannot impose a two–thirds majority requirement on the state Legislature to raise taxes. Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller found voter–approved anti–tax Initiative 1053 to be unconstitutional. But the ruling is far from the last word on the matter.

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