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Monday, February 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Advisory Vote No. 6 (telecom tax)

The legislature eliminated, without a vote of the people, a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services. The tax is expected to generate about $397 million over 10 years. Voters are being asked if the tax should be repealed or maintained. But as an advisory vote, it’s basically little more than a public opinion and will have no legal bearing on the Legislature.

Election results

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Option Votes Pct
Repealed 486,361 54.30%
Maintained 409,520 45.70%