Voter-approved initiatives can propose changes to the ways in which state and local governments raise revenue or spend resources. The Budget & Policy Center provides research and analysis on such ballot measures to help fully inform the public on the possible effects if they are approved.
- August 27, 2009 - In November, Washington voters will make a choice on Initiative 1033. Sponsored by Tim Eyman, I-1033 possesses the same fundamental characteristics as TABOR, which was adopted by Colorado voters in 1992 and suspended in 2005.
- August 5, 2009 - Initiative 1033 would impose strict spending limits on state and local governments resulting in sharp reductions in public investments in education, community development, health care, and economic security.
- February 15, 2008 - The official projection of the amount of money the state will raise for the current two-year budget (ending in June 2008) is $423 million lower than it was in November, according to the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Read the update
- August 6, 2007 - A new analysis of Initiative 960 completed by the Budget & Policy Center finds that the initiative will not further widely shared goals of improving government accountability and transparency.