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Washington Income Tax for Schools, Initiative 69 (1932)

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The Washington Income Tax for Schools Initiative, also known as Initiative 69, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure established a graduated income tax on incomes of persons, firms, corporations, associations, joint stock companies and common law trusts to finance the state school fund and other state funds, thus reducing or eliminating the annual tax on property.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 69 (1932)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 322,919 70.21%
No136,98329.79%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to and requiring the payment of a graduated tax on the incomes of persons, firms, corporations, associations, joint stock companies and common law trusts, the proceeds therefrom to be placed in the state current school fund and other state funds, as a means of reducing or eliminating the annual tax on general property which now provides revenues for such funds; providing penalites for violation; and making an appropriation from the general fund of the state treasury for paying expenses of administration of the act.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 69 was filed on March 22, 1932. 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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1932 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 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 September 13, 2013