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Ballot Initiatives

Drug decriminalization measure polling looks bleak

Commit to Change Washington, the ACLU’s campaign to decriminalize the use of most illegal drugs, officially launched its signature drive for Initiative 1922 this week. ...Read More

OpEd: Economic and policy experts argue against repealing the capital gains tax

Editor’s Note: We enjoy hosting a robust debate here at the Washington State Wire. The capital gains tax enacted by the Legislature last year, and...Read More

From the Observer: More big money for the capital gains tax repeal

The people with skin in the game are starting to play in the ballot initiative campaign to repeal Washington’s new capital gains tax.  The latest filing to...Read More

Financial impact disclosure for ballot initiatives inches forward

Many members of the Legislature have long yearned for checks on the ballot initiative process, which frequently leaves lawmakers constrained with unwelcome marching orders from...Read More

Lyft puts $2 million into ballot initiative committee

I wrote a few weeks ago over at The Washington Observer about the somewhat mysterious Washington Coalition for Independent Work, a ballot measure committee formed by Lyft,...Read More