Washington Sales Tax Increase for Conservation, Initiative 90 (1986)

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The Washington Sales Tax Increase for Conservation Initiative, also known as Initiative 90, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased sales taxes to fund wildlife conservation and recreation programs.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 90 (1986)
Defeatedd No784,38261.37%
Yes 493,794 38.63%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall sales and use taxes be increased, 1/8 of 1%, to fund comprehensive fish and wildlife conservation and recreation programs?[2]

Path to the ballot

Sponsor John C. McGlenn filed 211,299 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 the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1986 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 19, 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 19, 2013