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Fiscal impact disclosures now required for statewide initiatives: Governor signs HB 1876

HB 1876 is the first sig­nif­i­cant ini­tia­tive reform leg­is­la­tion to be signed into law in Wash­ing­ton State in the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry. It makes vot­ing on statewide ini­tia­tives eas­i­er (and decep­tive cam­paign­ing hard­er!) by alert­ing vot­ers when an ini­tia­tive would increase or decrease fund­ing for pub­lic ser­vices. This is done through a state­ment that appears before the Yes/No ovals on the ballot.