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Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Two - Thirds Majority Requirement To Pass Tax Increases

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.

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