Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Two - Thirds Majority Requirement To Pass Tax IncreasesSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 14:11
Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Two - Thirds Majority Requirement To Pass Tax Increases
BY TIM HAECK
February 28, 2013 @ 9:09 am
(Updated: 10:09 am - 2/28/13)
The Washington Supreme Court has struck down a requirement for a two-thirds majority vote in the Legislature to pass a tax increase.
The high court ruled Thursday that an initiative requiring a two-thirds vote was in conflict with the state Constitution. And that lawmakers and the people of Washington would need to pass a constitutional amendment to change from a simple majority to a supermajority.