Stories tagged: constitutional amendment
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Amendment to guarantee hunting rights in Washington won’t get vote in 2017
OLYMPIA – Washington voters may some day be asked if they want to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right. But not this year. A proposed constitutional amendment wouldn’t undermine …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Victims’ rights initiative qualifies for November ballot
A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
For lawmakers, supermajority a taxing constitutional debate
OLYMPIA – A proposed constitutional amendment gave a Senate panel another chance to argue whether democracy is helped or hurt by requiring legislative supermajorities to approve tax increases. Definitely helped, …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2013
Tax vote law could be made permanent
OLYMPIA – The Legislature should honor the “will of the people” and cement the requirement for a supermajority to raise taxes into the state constitution, Republican senators said Thursday. They …
Tue., Jan. 29, 2013
Fast track legislation may get brakes
OLYMPIA – For most people, an emergency is something that usually requires flashing lights and sirens. For legislators, an emergency is something that requires a law take effect right away, …
Fri., March 23, 2012
Tax hike/cut proposal falls short
BOISE – Freshman North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick’s proposed constitutional amendment to require two-thirds votes not only for any tax increase but also for any fee hike or the reduction …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Bail denial issue will be on ballot in fall
The Washington Legislature has given final approval to a constitutional amendment that would give judges more power in denying bail.
Wed., Nov. 6, 1996
Kootenai County Voters Approve Hospital Partnership Amendment
Hospitals Kootenai County voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing public hospitals to form partnerships with private businesses. With 8 percent of precincts reporting, 3,356 people - or 60 percent …