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Eye On Olympia

Simple majority gap is down to 649 votes…

Boy, this is starting to feel like 2004.

New vote tallies are starting to roll in on HJR 4204, the constitutional amendment to allow passage of school tax levies by a simple majority, rather than the decades-old requirement of a 60 percent "supermajority."

The amendment is still failing so far, but the margin -- more than 1,000 votes this morning -- is now down to 649 votes.



Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.