The Washington State Constitution requires that a commission meet every 10 years to redistrict state legislative and congressional districts, according to the secretary of state’s voter guide. This proposal would move the deadline he commission has to finish its work earlier by several weeks.
I-1464 would create a system that would let voters send up to $150 every other year to the political candidates of their choosing, without spending anything out of their own pockets. The proposal also could require more information about who’s paying for the political ads that bombard the public during campaign season, limit the amount of money lobbyists can give to candidates and force former elected officials and their senior staff to wait three years before signing up to lobby former colleagues.
Initiative 1491 would create a new type of court order in the state, allowing judges to require people who’ve been determined to be at “extreme risk” of danger to themselves or others to surrender any guns they have and bar them from buying more.
This measure would increase penalties - civil and criminal - when vulnerable individuals or people older than 65 are victims of identity theft or consumer fraud. The measure also would change the Public Records Act to prohibit disclosing some information
Under I-732, each ton of carbon produced in Washington would be taxed by $15 beginning in July 2017. The tax would increase to $25 per ton the next year, and would rise annually until it hits a maximum of $100 per ton. But Washington residents would see a 1 percentage point drop in the state’s sales tax over two years if the initiative is approved.
Initiative 735 would “urge” Washington’s congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment that says rights belong only to individuals, not to corporations, and that freedom of speech doesn’t cover spending money.
As a result of a voter initiative, Washington voters are asked about any tax increases approved by the Legislature and signed into law. These votes are advisory only and have never resulted in lawmakers changing an approved tax.
As a result of a voter initiative Washington voters are asked about any tax increases approved by the Legislature and signed into law. These votes are advisory only and have never resulted in lawmakers changing an approved tax.