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Washington Government Official Salary Limits, Initiative 282 (1973)

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The Washington Limit on Political Salaries Initiative, also known as Initiative 282, was on the November 6, 1973 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure limited the salaries of elected officials and judges.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 282 (1973)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 798,338 80.14%
No197,79519.86%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall state elected officials’ salary increases be limited to 5.5% over 1965 levels, and judges’ the same over 1972 levels?

Path to the ballot

Initiative 282 was filed on June 12, 1973 by Kenneth D. Hansen of Seattle. 699,098 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[2]

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