Washington State Budget Amendment (2010)

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The Washington State Budget Amendment, also known as I-1057 and I-1071, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure would have established a ceiling on state income and debt and required voter approval for changes.[1] According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Text of measure

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The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1071 concerns state income and debt.
Concise Description: This measure would establish a statutory ceiling on state government income and debt, revisable only by vote of the people, and request that the Legislature propose the same ceiling as a constitutional amendment.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:

This measure would establish a statutory ceiling on state government income and debt, based on annual income plus debt, expressed as a fraction of total expenditures for goods and services produced in Washington in a twelve-month period. Changes in the ceiling would require voter approval and could be placed on the ballot either by the Legislature or by voter petition. The measure would request the Legislature to propose the same ceiling as a constitutional amendment.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot, organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.

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