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By Matthew Stephens
Valley Herald 

Law enforcement measure voted down


Last updated 11/9/2023 at 11:35am

SPOKANE COUNTY – Measure one in Spokane County saw heavy opposition at the voting polls on Nov. 7 and initially looks to have failed with the first count.

34,024 or 37.90 % of votes went to support the measure, whereas 57,633 or 62.84 % voted against it.

The measure was the county’s attempt at a law and justice initiative that would increase sales tax 0.2 % for new products.

This measure has been presented to multiple city councils in the region, most of them showing support. Most local law enforcement agencies also showed support for the measure as it was explained to them.

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