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Statewide measures

Initiative 1366

Would require the Legislature to approve and send to voters by April 15 a constitutional amendment that requires two-thirds super-majorities in both chambers to pass any future tax increase. If the Legislature doesn’t comply, the state’s sales tax would be reduced by 1 percent.

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Option Votes Pct
Yes 480,046 54.02%
No 408,650 45.98%

Initiative 1401

Would extend new protections to certain animal species, many of them on endangered or threatened lists, with new penalties for selling them or products made from them.

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131
Option Votes Pct
Yes 633,514 70.91%
No 259,834 29.09%

Advisory Vote No. 10

A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s decision to raise the fee on crude oil and other petroleum products being transported by rail in the state, which will raise an estimated $17 million over 10 years to help pay for safety inspections of crossings, training and oil spill response efforts.

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Option Votes Pct
Repealed 439,168 50.61%
Maintained 428,656 49.39%

Advisory Vote No. 11

A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s decision to rearrange the marijuana taxes that were imposed by Initiative 502 through a major rewrite of cannabis laws that puts medical marijuana under stricter state control.

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135
Option Votes Pct
Maintained 507,545 57.91%
Repealed 368,934 42.09%

Advisory Vote No. 12

A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s approval a two-step increase in the gasoline tax, bringing it up 11.9 cents per gallon by next July, to help pay for a package of new transportation projects, ongoing maintenance of highways and bridges, and mass transit spending.

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136
Option Votes Pct
Repealed 581,578 66.70%
Maintained 290,381 33.30%

Advisory Vote No. 13

A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s elimination of a preferential rate for the B&O tax for royalty income from software manufacturing and an exemption for paying sales tax on new machinery and equipment for Microsoft. That would raise an estimated $1.4 billion over 10 years. It passed the Senate 35-10 and the House 60-38.

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137
Option Votes Pct
Repealed 564,221 65.43%
Maintained 298,074 34.57%

County measures

Spokane County Proposition 1

Proposition 1 would increase the number of elected Spokane County Commissioners from three to five.

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127
Option Votes Pct
No 42,453 54.10%
Yes 36,015 45.90%

City/Town measures

Spokane Proposition 1

The Worker Bill of Rights is a four-pronged proposition that would amend the city charter to require large employers to pay workers a “family wage,” which would create a minimum wage that would differ based on each worker’s needs. It also would ensure equal pay for equal work regardless of gender or race and add protections against termination. The measure would make the rights of corporations secondary to people’s rights.

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132
Option Votes Pct
No 20,378 62.01%
Yes 12,483 37.99%

Airway Heights Proposition 1, EMS levy

The six-year levy would pay, in part, for new defibulators to replace the three 15-year-old ones the department has now. Some money would pay to hire a part-time firefighter during the day. The levy would increase property taxes by 25 cents per $1,000 of property value.

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126
Option Votes Pct
Yes 336 66.40%
No 170 33.60%

Cheney Proposition 1

A public safety levy for public safety purposes, including the hiring of a new police officer and a new fire truck

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138
Option Votes Pct
Yes 592 58.73%
No 416 41.27%

Spokane Proposition 2

A nonbinding advisory vote asking voters if Spokane city leaders should cut city funding of existing programs to pay for the costs of Spokane Proposition 1, if it were to pass.

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139
Option Votes Pct
No 22,070 69.79%
Yes 9,555 30.21%

Spokane Proposition 3

A nonbinding advisory vote asking voters if Spokane city leaders should raise taxes to pay for the costs of Spokane Proposition 1, if it were to pass.

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140
Option Votes Pct
No 20,788 65.83%
Yes 10,791 34.17%

Spangle Proposition 1, fire levy

The one-year levy would cost $1.50 per $1,000 in assessed home value to raise $23,000. It would pay for the town’s annual contract with Spokane County Fire District 3.

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Option Votes Pct
Yes 57 83.82%
No 11 16.18%

Spangle Proposition 2, police levy

The one-year levy would cost $1.19 per $1,000 in assessed home value to raise $17,000. It would pay for the town’s annual contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

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129
Option Votes Pct
Yes 53 80.30%
No 13 19.70%

Parks & Recreation measures

Rosalia Park District maintenance and operation levy

One-year levy to collect 52 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The measure would raise an estimated $57,750 in 2016.

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141
Option Votes Pct
Yes 9 64.29%
No 5 35.71%

Public School District measures

Liberty School District bond proposal

The Liberty School District is asking voters to increase property taxes to pay for renovations, a new gymnasium, security upgrades and other items.

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133
Option Votes Pct
Approved 625 55.46%
Rejected 502 44.54%