Washington Tax Sharing, Initiative 226 (1966)

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The Washington Cities Sharing Sales and Use Taxes Initiative, also known as Initiative 226, was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have required that one-tenth of revenues from state sales and use taxes be distributed to cities on a per capita basis.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 226 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No514,28156.02%
Yes 403,700 43.98%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to revenue and taxation and providing for the allocation and distribution of one-tenth of the state collected retail sales tax and use tax revenues to cities and towns to provide for public safety, law enforcement, fire protection, public health, and for park and recreation services.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 226 was filed on January 10, 1966 by Wayne C. Booth, Sr. of the Citizens’ Committee for Community Betterment. 180,896 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1966 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 27, 2013