Were going to stand behind the will of the people. Theyve been very clear that they want it to be difficult to raise taxes, Tom said today.
The rule would require a two-thirds supermajority or a public vote to pass any tax increase.
And passing the rule would take only a simple majority of all senators, unlike a constitutional amendment that is much less likely to pass.
Regardless of the rule, Tom said: We control the floor calendar. These things (tax increases) will not come up for a vote in the Washington State Senate unless we have two-thirds votes.