Washington Child and Family Services Tax, Initiative 102 (1989)

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The Washington Child and Family Services Tax, also known as Initiative 102, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased funding for children, family, and educational programs through tax increases.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 102 (1989)
Defeatedd No688,78266.35%
Yes 349,357 33.65%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the State support of children and family services and K-12 education programs be increased by $360,000,000 in new taxes?[2]

Path to the ballot

Sponsor Jon LeVeque filed 217,143 signatures to qualify the measure to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1989 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 15, 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 Legislature," accessed August 15, 2013