State Supreme Court strikes down two-thirds taxing law
February 28, 2013 at 1:17PM
prohibits either the people or the legislature from passing legislation requiring more than a simple majority for the passage of tax legislation — or any other legislation," the majority opinion states.
Eyman, an anti-tax activist who has pushed several voter initiatives on the issue, released a statement arguing Washington voters had repeatedly supported legislative limitations on tax increases for 20 years. Most recently, he notes, voters supported I-1185 that reinstated the two-thirds requirement for raising certain taxes.
"Almost 2/3 of voters approved the 2/3-for-taxes vote requirement in November," he says in the statement.