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Orcutt introduces resolution requiring supermajority to raise taxes

If Rep. Ed Orcutt’s proposed resolution makes it through the session, in November voters will get to consider a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote by both the House and Senate bodies to raise taxes. The Republican from Kalama introduced House Joint Resolution 4215 to make it harder for the Legislature to increase taxes. According to a press release, Orcutt said that Washington state has seen six initiatives to limit tax increases since 1993.