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Thursday’s State Supreme Court Ruling On Taxes and What It Means to Taxpayers [AUDIO]


The Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 6-3 decision that a two-thirds super majority requirement to raise taxes in the legislature is unconstitutional.

Initiative 1053 was passed by voters in 2010 and contained the “Super Majority Requirement”; Initiative 1185, driven by Tim Eyeman, which re-instituted the requirement was passed in last year’s general election. As part of each initiative, if a super majority was not met, but a simple majority was met (less than a two-thirds vote), the issue would have to be put on the ballot and approved by voters statewide.

The court’s ruling paves the way for a simple majority of the legislature to raise taxes.

13th District State Representative Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) was a recent guest on Newstalk KIT. He talked about how this decision came about, and waht it could mean to Washington State taxpayers.

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Visit Representative Manweller’s official webpage here.

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