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Wednesday, May 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Matter of Opinion

Push the Hot Button

Before folding up shop in Olympia this year, the Washington Legislature sent two proposed constitutional amendments to next November's ballot where voters will decide.

One (Senate Joint Resolution 8200) creates a state savings account that the lawmakers can't touch unless they can muster a super majority in both houses.

The other (Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8207) allows school districts to pass bond and levy elections with a simple majority of the vote, rather than the 60 percent supermajority now required.

Do those sound like good ideas to you?




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