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Washington 1944 ballot measures

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Five statewide ballot measures were on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Washington.

On the ballot

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 157 Welfare Extends and enlarges social security and unemployment assistance programs Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 158 Welfare Provides for a three percent tax on gross income and prescribes monthly payments of $60 to the elderly, blind, disabled and widowed Defeatedd
VR Referendum 25 Utilities Permits joint public utility districts, allows them to act together in condemnation proceedings, taxes their operations rather than property and permits a unionized labor force Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Limits aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Limits revenues from vehicle-related taxes to be used for highways Approveda

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