Schmudget Blog
— filed under:

New Infographic: Why I-1366 Is Bad For Washington State

Posted by Andy Nicholas at Oct 09, 2015 02:25 PM |
Filed under:

Our new infographic on Initiative 1366 provides a snapshot of how Tim Eyman’s ballot initiative would hurt Washingtonians. I-1366 is the serial initiative promoter’s most recent attempt to strong-arm our elected officials into handing even more political power over to corporate lobbyists and political extremists in Washington state.

If approved by voters on the November ballot, I-1366 would force lawmakers – under threat of deep cuts to funding for health care, public safety, higher education, and other important investments – to pass a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds “supermajority” vote of the Legislature in order to enact any tax increase.

A supermajority vote requirement would grant veto power over all state tax and budget decisions to as few as 17 Washington state senators (of 147 total legislators). This would make it virtually impossible to close wasteful corporate tax breaks, fully fund court-mandated improvements to schools, and reform our state’s deeply inequitable tax system.

See for yourself why I-1366 is not a good choice for our state and its people by clicking on the image below.

I-1366_snapshot



And read our previous analyses of how I-1366 would undercut democracy and harm future generations of Washingtonians:

 

Document Actions
HIGHLIGHTS

We're Seeking Board Members

Want to engage more deeply with the work of the Budget & Policy Center? Then consider joining our Board of Directors! We are looking for three new board members this year. Click here for details.

Watch Our Budget Beat Webinars

We host regular Budget Beat webinars throughout legislative session to bring you updates and breaking news from Olympia and timely policy analysis. Visit our YouTube channel to watch our previous Budget Beats. 

Testimonies in Olympia

To advance our legislative priorities, the Budget & Policy Center team is in the state capitol throughout session testifying on a wide range of bills. Watch our recent testimonies on TVW:
Misha TVW

View Our School Funding Plenary 

Roxana_BMC_plenary_2016View the Budget Matters 2016 conference plenary, "What's at Stake in the 2017-2019 Budget: Funding McCleary and Beyond." Moderated by Ann Dornfeld of KUOW, the plenary features Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year; Lew Moore of the Washington Research Council; Roxana Norouzi of OneAmerica; and Sen. Christine Rolfes. The plenary starts after an intro by Executive Director Misha Werschkul and an intro video by Gov. Inslee.