Ballot Issue SummariesThe
League of Women Voters of Washington has produced ballot issue
summaries for items on the Nov. 8 ballot. Many voters look to our
analysis. Find links to summaries here.
LWVWA has endorsed support for the following initiatives
I-1433 Initiative Measure No. 1433 concerns labor standards.
measure would increase the state minimum wage to $11.00 in 2017, $11.50
in 2018, $12.00 in 2019, and $13.50 in 2020, require employers to
provide paid sick leave, and adopt related laws.
I-1464 Initiative Measure No. 1464 concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.
measure would create a campaign-finance system; allows residents to
direct state funds to candidates; repeal the non-resident sales tax
exemption; restrict lobbying employment by certain former public
employees; and add enforcement requirements.
I-1491 Initiative Measure No. 1491 concerns court orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
measure would allow police, family, or household members to obtain
court orders temporarily preventing access to firearms by persons who,
because of mental illness or other factors, may harm themselves or
LWVWA has voted to neither endorse nor oppose I-732 I-732 Initiative Measure No. 732 concerns taxes.
measure would impose a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels and
fossil-fuel-generated electricity, reduce the sales tax by one
percentage point and increase a low-income exemption, and reduce
certain manufacturing taxes.
The LWVWA Board of Directors considered I-732 with intense
deliberation and considered various sides of the issue and positions and
recommendations based on the need to reduce carbon emissions, along with the
need to consider revenue issues as well as social policy issues. The vote was
taken following pro and con presentations, and extensive written and on-line
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