Democrats to try to eliminate tax advisory votes

The Seattle TimesNovember 15, 2013 

Tim Eyman

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Democrats are taking aim at Washington state’s tax advisory votes.

State Sen. David Frockt said at a post-election fundraiser Thursday night he plans to introduce legislation as soon as next week to eliminate the votes, which he called “confusing, out of context and downright stupid.”

The proposal may go nowhere, especially in an election year when Republicans control the state Senate. But it is a symbol of Democrats’ frustration with the votes, which are the remnants of a Tim Eyman-sponsored initiative best known for requiring a two-thirds vote in the Legislature for tax increases (that requirement was thrown out by the state Supreme Court this year).

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