Initiative 1366: short video and a few factoids as we celebrate its qualification

by | Jul 7, 2015

 Please watch this video — it just a minute and a half long:


 

*  Final count of voter signatures for I-1366 turned in: 337,954

*  Quantity recommended by the Secretary of State: 325,000

*  Chances it’ll be on the November ballot:  100%

*  Number of times voters have approved 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  5

*  Percentage of voters in 2012 approving 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  64%

*  Number of counties in 2012 that passed the 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  all 39 counties, including King
*  Most accurate description of Initiative 1366 (Everett Herald, June 29th, 2015):  “I-1366, the Taxpayer Protection Act, is designed to direct the state legislature to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot, an amendment to require a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature to raise taxes and majority legislative approval to increase any fee.  The initiative would decrease the state sales-tax rate by one cent per dollar unless the legislature puts a proposed two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot.”
*  Best quote:  “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” — 19th century author Victor Hugo

*  Second best quote (this one by us):  “Initiative 1366 is called the “Taxpayer Protection Act” for a reason:  it’s all about protecting the taxpayers from Olympia’s insatiable tax appetite.  Whenever people ask why our initiative is necessary, all we say is ‘Did you see how tax-obsessed Olympia was this year?'”

        Check out our new photo — it was taken on July 2nd just before we turned in the I-1366 petitions to the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia:

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