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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 dur­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
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