Here’s what our various 2/3 initiatives have accomplished

by | Sep 3, 2014

From 1999 through 2006, our focus was on reducing taxes for the struggling taxpayers of Washington.  3 initiatives lowering car tab taxes, 3 initiatives limiting property taxes.  So far, those initiatives have saved taxpayers over $26 billion.  

        In 2007, our policy focus shifted to making it tougher for Olympia to raise taxes.

        In 2007, we sponsored and promoted I-960, requiring 2/3 legislative approval for tax increases.  It was easily approved by voters.

       Despite the Democrats having dominant control of the House and Senate, there wasn’t a single tax increase in 2008 and 2009, an amazing accomplishment. 

       In 2010, the Democrats took away the 2/3 but we responded with I-1053.  After a hard fought campaign, 65% of voters reinstated the 2/3.

       In 2011 and 2012, there were just a handful of tax hikes approved.

       In 2012, we sponsored I-1185 and it received more votes than any initiative in state history.  

       In 2013 and 2014, only a few tax hikes were passed. 

       For the past 7 years, the voters have repeatedly passed our various 2/3 initiatives.  And they’ve very effectively protected taxpayers from Olympia’s insatiable appetite for higher taxes. 

      By all of us working together, we’ve been extraordinarily successful at protecting taxpayers.  Help us continue.