Washington voters approve four of nine measures
OLYMPIA, Washington: A grand total of nine measures appeared on the November 2 statewide ballot in the state of Washington but only four were approved by voters. Approved measures included: I-1053, I-1107, SJR 8225 and HJR 4220.
Like California, Washington had some of the country's highest grossing measures with campaign dollars in the millions on more than one occasion. On November 2, several of the state's hotly debated measures failed to collect sufficient support despite the millions of dollars in campaign support. Initiative 1098, a measure proposing a state income tax, was defeated by 53%. Likewise, I-1100 was defeated by 53%. A closely related measure, I-1105 resulted in a higher percentage in opposition. The measure failed with 65% opposed.
Below are the overall results for the State of Washington. November 2:
|ITP||Initiative 1053||Taxes||Requires a supermajority vote of the legislature or a statewide vote for tax increases|
|ITP||Initiative 1082||Labor||Authorizes employers to purchase private industrial insurance|
|ITP||Initiative 1098||Taxes||Establishes a tax on "adjusted gross income" above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for filing jointly and reduces the limit on statewide property taxes by 20% and increased the business and occupation tax credit to $4,800|
|ITP||Initiative 1100||Alcohol||Closes state liquor stores and authorizes sale, distribution and importation by private parties|
|ITP||Initiative 1105||Alcohol||Closes all state liquor stores and licenses private parties to sell or distribute spirits|
|ITP||Initiative 1107||Taxes||Reduces tax rates for certain food processors, ends the sales tax on candy and ends the temporary sales tax on some bottled water and temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages|
|LRSS||Referendum 52||Bond issues||Authorizes $500 million bond for construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings|
|SJR 8225||State budget||Requires the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit|
|HJR 4220||Law enforcement||Gives judges authority to deny bail whenever they deem the public at risk|