Elections

Candy and soda pop rollback is sixth initiative to make ballot

A sixth and final initiative will be on the November ballot in a very busy campaign.

State officials said Wednesday their check of petition signatures for Initiative 1107 is complete, and it will be decided by voters this fall.

I-1107 would roll back higher taxes on candy, bottled water, pop, and other products. The Legislature passed those taxes to help balance the budget, but opponents say they hit consumers and retailers too hard.

All six of this year’s initiatives got enough signatures to advance to the November general election.

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