Stories tagged: supermajority proposition
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 4:33 p.m.
Voters approve supermajority requirement
The Spokane City Council must approve tax increases with supermajority votes.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane voters approve library tax
Spokane voters easily approved a City Charter amendment giving the police ombudsman more authority and a tax to ensure that branch libraries won’t close.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
‘Supermajority’ proposition on tax hikes hotly contested
Of the three items Spokane voters will consider Tuesday, one has clearly sparked the most heated debate. Campaign groups have formed on each side of Proposition 2. Signs are up …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Voters to decide whether 5-2 split needed on taxes
Spokane’s Proposition 2 is a way to ensure strong consensus on important issues or a strategy for a minority to seize control from the majority. That’s the debate among Spokane …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Council OKs tax proposal
Spokane voters will have a lot to consider on their February ballot, including a proposal to require supermajority votes by the City Council to raise taxes and some fees. Other …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Council mulls supermajority requirement
It could soon get harder for Spokane city leaders to raise taxes. The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider whether to ask voters if raising tax rates should require …