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First three Let’s Go Washington initiatives pass the legislature and now law

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OLYMPIA—Three of six Let’s Go Washington landmark initiatives to the legislature passed both chambers of the Washington State Senate and House on Monday, March 4, and will become law in 90 days after the Legislature adjourns on March 7—no signature by Governor Jay Inslee is needed. The three initiatives that did not receive public hearings […]

Legislature holds hearing on initiative concerning personal income tax

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OLYMPIA—The Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Finance Committee held a joint public hearing to discuss a citizen initiative, I-2111, concerning personal income tax, in the John L. O’Brien building in Olympia Tuesday, February 27. The joint meeting was chaired by Representative April Berg (D-Mill Creek). There was a total of 181 testifiers […]

The People vs Washington State, hearing schedules released for initiatives

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OLYMPIA—Washington State House and Senate leaders agree to hold joint public hearings on initiatives I- 2113 (police pursuits), I-2111 (state income tax) and I-2081 (parental rights) for Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday. February 28. Democratic leadership has confirmed that I-2117, a repeal of the Climate Commitment Act, I-2109, a repeal of the capital gains tax and I-2124, an opt-out of Washington’s long-term care retirement program will […]

After public backlash, Democrat lawmakers will hear 3 of 6 citizen initiatives

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OLYMPIA—Washington State House and Senate leaders agree to hold joint public hearings on initiatives I- 2113 (police pursuits), I-2111 (state income tax) and I-2081 (parental rights) on February 27 and 28. Exact times will be confirmed later this week and the hearings will be televised live on the TVW website. “The fact Democrats in the legislature have scheduled three hearings […]

All six Let’s Go Washington initiatives certified for legislature by SOS

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TUMWATER—All six Let’s Go Washington initiatives have been certified to the legislature after a careful review of the nearly three million signatures garnered. This marks the first instance in state history where six initiatives to the legislature have been certified in the same year. The signatures have been verified by the Office of the Secretary […]

I-2117 to repeal carbon tax scheme certified for November ballot

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OLYMPIA—Secretary of State Steve Hobbs delivered official notification to the Washington State Legislature on January 16 that signature verification has been completed and certified for Initiative 2117 (I-2117) concerning carbon tax credit trading. If enacted into law, the I-2117 will prohibit carbon tax credit trading, also known as “cap-and-invest,” and repeal provisions of the Washington […]

Let’s Go Washington initiatives undergoing signature verification, SOS says

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OLYMPIA—Secretary of State Steve Hobbs sent official notification to the Washington State Legislature on January 8 that all six Let’s Go Washington initiatives to the Legislature have been granted provisional certification while signatures are being verified. The six initiatives are: The signatures on the Let’s Go Washington initiatives are being verified by the Office of […]

Let’s Go Washington turns in over 2.6 million signatures for all six landmark initiatives

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TUMWATER—The Let’s Go Washington citizen action group turned in 424,890 signatures on Thursday to provide Washington residents the choice to opt of the state-operated Washington Cares Fund assessment – aka Long-term Care Tax (LTC). “The huge lies that are being told that this somehow takes away long-term care health…this is a complete and total falsehood; all […]

WEA partners with advocacy groups to condemn anti-tax ballot initiatives

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SEATTLE—The Washington Education Association along with advocacy groups Invest In WA Now and Children’s Alliance warn that two anti-tax ballot initiatives turned in by citizen action group Let’s Go Washington last week, will not only defund paid family leave and long-term care, but will also defund the state’s Education Legacy Trust Account by $900 million. “These […]

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