Washington Government Official Salary Limits, Initiative 282 (1973)

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A Washington Limit on Politician Salaries, Initiative 282 was on the November 6, 1973 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People where it was approved. I-282 is now identified as Chapter 149, Laws of 1974, 1st Extraordinary Session.

Election results

Initiative 282
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 798,338 80.14%
No197,79519.86%


Text of measure

The question asked on the ballot was, "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. 699,098 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot.

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