Initiative 1639, Guns
I-1639 would raise the age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 and require more extensive background checks, so buying one of those rifles would have the same limitations as buying a handgun in Washington state. It would also require gun owners to keep their firearms in locked storage or otherwise secured in the home when not in use.
Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.
Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.
Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.
Carbon-fee initiative has supporters with deep pockets and opponents with even deeper ones.
Other states are watching what Washington voters do on Initiative 1631, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.
Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.
Supporters of an initiative to impose a fee on fossil fuels turn in signatures.