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Sep 24, 2012 06:14
Category: General News

WA Supreme Court Debates Two-Thirds Majority Requirement For Tax Increases

SEATTLE (AP) — State Rep. Jamie Pedersen has a message for the Washington Supreme Court: You've told the Legislature to put more money into education, now give lawmakers the tools they need to make that happen. The court is holding a hearing tomorrow on another important case: In the tax lawsuit before the court this week, a coalition of lawmakers and education groups contend the two-thirds majority vote required in the Legislature for raising taxes or closing tax loopholes is unconstitutional.