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Initiative 1464 would direct state tax dollars to support political candidates you might oppose

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Last updated 10/13/2016 at 12:06pm

This November voters will consider Initiative 1464. Spanning 23 pages and 37 sections, I-1464 is a very complex proposal covering many aspects of campaign finance including a proposed repeal of the current ban on giving tax dollars to political candidates.

Starting in 2018, I-1464 would allow eligible individuals to give up to three taxpayer financed $50 contributions (available until funds are exhausted) to “qualified” candidates for their private political campaigns. This proposal is based on a new law passed by Seattle voters in 2015. The tax-funded political vouchers of that Seattle...

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