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Tag Archives: Majority Rule

Republican Ed Orcutt tries to set up House vote on Tim Eyman’s desired amendment, fails

Excerpt: This morning, just prior to the House of Representatives’ adjournment for the day, Republican State Representative Ed Orcutt of Kalama attempted to fast-track a resolution that would amend the Washington State Constitution to require a two-thirds vote to raise or recover any revenue, as fervently desired and demanded by Mukilteo-based initiative profiteer Tim Eyman. Rising […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen upholds majority rule in the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: In a victory for democracy, sense, and the rule of law, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen today ruled that a Republican-engineered Senate rules change to require two-thirds votes to advance revenue-raising bills is unenforceable because it violates the Washington State Constitution. Owen, who presides over the state Legislature’s upper chamber in his capacity as President […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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