Tax measures added to November ballot
August 16, 2012
The Washington Attorney General's Office informed Secretary of State Sam Reed July 30 that two tax measures approved by the 2012 Legislature must go to the November ballot for a public advisory vote. It's the first time for a voter-mandated plebiscite for taxes passed in Olympia.
The two bills cited in a letter from Solicitor General Maureen Hart are provisions in House Bill 2590, dealing with the state pollution liability insurance trust account, and Senate Bill 6635, an omnibus bill dealing with tax preferences, including a provision removing a special tax treatment for certain large ba...