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

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


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


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