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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010, 5:32 P.M.

AWB backs return to tax-raising supermajority

The Association of Washington Business is throwing its weight behind the return of a two-thirds supermajority to raise taxes in the Legislature.

The statewide business organization urged its members Tuesday to support Initiative 1053, which was introduced even before the Legislature voted to suspend the provision. Although the proposal is still in the signature gathering stage, President Don Brunell said the group's board was making an early endorsement to try to raise its visibility.

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