Washington Public Assistance Revision, Initiative 178 (1950)

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The Washington Public Assistance Revision Initiative, also known as Initiative 178, was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure transferred the state's public assistance medical program to the Department of Health.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 178 (1950)
Approveda Yes 394,261 57.09%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An act modifying the Citizens Securtiy Act of 1948 (initiative Measure No. 172) and transferring the public assistance medical program to the Department of Health.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 178 was filed on May 5, 1950. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1950 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People", accessed September 11, 2013