Washington and Idaho ballot measures
• Initiative 1053
This would require a two-thirds majority in each legislative chamber to raise taxes.
• Initiative 1082
This would authorize companies to buy private industrial insurance instead of paying into the state pool.
• Initiative 1098
This would, among other things, establish a state income tax on annual earnings in excess of $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for couples.
• Initiative 1100
This would privatize the retail sale of liquor in Washington.
• Initiative 1105
This is another liquor privatization proposal that also would alter wholesale distribution.
• Initiative 1107
This would eliminate several of the new taxes created this year by state lawmakers, including on candy and bottled water.
• Referendum 52
This would authorize the sale of bonds to finance energy efficiency improvements for schools.
• SJR 8225
This would adjust how interest is calculated against Washington’s constitutionally regulated debt limit.
• HJR 4220
This would enable judges to deny bail for crime suspects potentially facing life imprisonment.
City of Spokane
• Proposition 1
This would increase property taxes to fund early childhood intervention projects.
Fire District 4
• EMS levy
Spangle Cemetery District
• Maintenance and operation levy
• SJR 101
This would permit the University of Idaho to collect tuition instead of “fees.”
• HJR 4
This would enable public hospital districts to incur debt without voter approval to pay for improvements.
• HJR 5
This would enable public airport districts to incur debt without voter approval for improvements.
• HJR 7
This would enable municipal utilities to issue revenue bonds with a simple majority approval of voters, and to enter into wholesale energy agreements.