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

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

By - October 9, 2015

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:

 

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Andy specializes in state budget and tax policy. Since joining the Budget & Policy Center in 2009, he has served on a Legislative Task Force on Tax Preference Reform and has conducted numerous analyses of Washington state’s tax code.

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