I-747 reinstatement rolls through Senate
Voting Yea: Senators Benton, Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Delvin, Eide, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Marr, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Rasmussen, Roach, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, Tom, and ZarelliIt should be noted that two of the Democratic senators who voted yes did everything they could to attach a sunset clause to the legislation (Oemig and Kastama) repeatedly offering a sensible amendment first in committee and then on the floor of the state Senate (PDF).
Voting Nay: Senators Fairley, Jacobsen, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McDermott, Murray, Pridemore, Spanel, and Weinstein
So that's that. The Legislature is giving the governor what she foolishly asked for and many progressive Democrats have happily voted to preserve a regressive, draconian right wing property tax limit that hurts our communities.
Democratic values? Forget 'em.