Washington coalition aims to defeat I-1033
OLYMPIA, Washington: In Washington a coalition of business, labor, education and senior citizens formed this week in an effort to defeated Washington Initiative 1033, which is scheduled to appear on the November 2009 ballot. I-1033, referred to by supporters as the "Lower Property Taxes" initiative and by opponents as the "Jobs Killing" initiative, proposes to limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth. The No on 1033 campaign has not yet disclosed their financial goals for the campaign but did note that they plan to purchase TV time in the coming weeks. AARP state director, Doug Shadel, said,"1033 is bad for jobs and it would greatly diminish access to health care."