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City Inside/Out: Initiative 1185
City Inside/Out: Initiative 1185
Tim Eyman`s latest state Initiative 1185 would continue existing law and require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people to raise taxes. Since 1993, Washington voters have enacted or reaffirmed the two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases four times. Supporters say the vote is necessary to ensure lawmakers uphold the will of the people. Opponents argue the initiative is unconstitutional and cripples state government. Who is funding this initiative? Why is the business community divided on this measure? State Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), Maud Daudon of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, business owner Judy Coovert and Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center weigh in. In studio Amber Carter of the Association of Washington Business and former Washington State Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald debate I-1185.
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