Washington Revenues for Elderly and Disabled, Initiative 158 (1944)
The Washington Revenues for Elderly and Disabled Initiative, also known as Initiative 158, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a three percent tax on gross income and would prescribe monthly payments of $60 to the elderly, blind, disabled and widowed.
|Washington Initiative 158 (1944)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||An act relating to revenue and taxation; providing for the levy and collection of a three per cent tax on gross income; providing for certain exemptions and deductions; providing for the disposition of revenue derived hereunder; prescribing monthly payments of not less than sixty dollars to certain aged, blind, disabled or widowed persons from an Employment and Retirement Mutual Insurance Fund, herein created; prescribing duties of officers and procedure in relation hereto; regulating disposition of payments by beneficiaries; defining terms and prescribing penalties.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1944 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
State of Washington
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