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Nov. 3, 2015

Election Measures

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State of Washington 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.

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

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State of Washington 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.

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

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State of Washington 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.

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Repealed 439,168 50.61%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

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State of Washington 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.

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Repealed 368,934 42.09%

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State of Washington 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.

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Repealed 581,578 66.70%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

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State of Washington 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.

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Repealed 564,221 65.43%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

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