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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Restore the 2/3rds requirement to raise taxes

The State Supreme Court just made it a lot easier for the legislature to raise your taxes—and we know they’re going to try.

Washington voters have repeatedly (6 times) and overwhelmingly (64% in 2012) voted to require a super-majority vote for the legislature to increase taxes or fees. Yet six State Supreme Court justices sided with special interests to strike down this law.

Some politicians claim tax hikes are essential just to support basic services. It’s an outright lie. State revenue for the next budget is projected to be $2 billion more than in the last budget, yet politicians say it’s not enough. In fact, revenue has consistently increased over time. Washington State doesn’t have a revenue problem—we have a spending problem.

Let’s tell Olympia, loud and clear, that we don’t need more taxes.  Sign our petition and tell WA Legislators to restore the two-thirds vote requirement on new taxes!

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