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Move to end the 'tyranny of the minority' fails

Cheney, Medical Lake education officials weigh-in on legislative inability to allow voters to decide on constitutional amendment ending supermajority for bonds


Last updated 4/18/2019 at 4:47pm

Last month the state Senate defeated a bill that, if approved, would have placed a referendum on the November general election ballot asking voters to approve a constitutional amendment allowing a simple majority vote to pass local school district construction bonds levies.

The failure of the state Senate to pass Joint Resolution 8201 compounds the ongoing and convoluted business of keeping schools operational for administrators.

The state law that remains on the books requires a so-called “supermajority” of school district voters — 60 percent — to pass general obligation and const...

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