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Soda initiative expected on Washington ballot

Associated Press
OLYMPIA — Another initiative campaign expects to have enough signatures to likely make the fall ballot. State elections officials say the sponsors of Initiative 1107 have an appointment to turn in signed petitions on July 2, which is the deadline. The measure would roll back tax increases on pop, bottled water, candy and some processed meats. The state says I-1107 expects to turn in around 340,000 signatures. The minimum is about 241,000, but officials recommend more to account for duplicate or invalid signatures. Campaigns to revamp the workers compensation system and take the state out of the liquor business also are expected to have enough signatures to make the ballot.
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