Stories tagged: ballot measure
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Referendum would stop recently approved initiative that allowed some affirmative action plans in Washington
Washington voters will likely get the chance to continue or revamp the state’s 21 year-old law that restricts affirmative action programs.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Cost of the proposed carbon fee in Initiative 1631 is subject to debate and dispute.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
Soda industry backs an initiative that would keep local governments from putting taxes on soda or groceries.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Carbon-fee initiative has supporters with deep pockets and opponents with even deeper ones.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Opponents and supporters of Washington Initiative 940 on deadly force were allies, and could be again
Initiative 940 will pit once and possibly future allies against each other this fall.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Two more initiatives have enough signatures to go on the November ballot.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.
Sun., July 8, 2018
The initiatives likely to make the ballot are a small sample of those that won’t.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
Supporters of an initiative to impose a fee on fossil fuels turn in signatures.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court to decide whether an initiative on the police use of deadly force must go on the November ballot by itself, with an alternative version, or not at …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court sets hearing on whether voters should vote on an initiative that would change state laws on police use of deadly force.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 5 p.m.
With Initiative 1433, Washington voters could increase minimum wage to $13.50 and mandate paid sick leave
The effects of raising the minimum wage through I-1433 are hard to predict.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
BEND, Ore. – Washington state voters are considering ending the sales tax exemption their neighbors in Oregon currently enjoy. The Bulletin of Bend reported the Washington initiative would get rid …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Spokane Valley does have initiative process, but it’s rarely used.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 10 a.m.
The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho’s sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent.
Thu., April 2, 2015
Bus service in northwest Spokane would see significant improvements under a ballot measure that would raise the sales tax by an additional 0.3 percent to bolster transit. Spokane Transit Authority …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
An express bus service from Spokane Valley to Coeur d’Alene is among the improvements to service Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering if voters approve a tax increase this spring. …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
BOISE – Some Idaho lawmakers want to make it harder for citizen initiatives to qualify for state ballots. The move by Idaho state Senate Republican leaders happened Monday in the …
Fri., March 23, 2012
Ten years after Spokane voters approved a major expansion of convention facilities, they are being asked to approve another one. The Spokane Public Facilities District is proposing a 10-year extension …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2010
Emergency calls in Spokane County Fire District No. 4 have been increasing year after year, but the district’s property tax revenue has not gone up at the same pace. Fire …