Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Judge Rules Two-Thirds Vote Req'mt Unconstitutional

From the Times:


King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller has ruled the voter-approved requirement that two-thirds of the Legislature approve tax increases is unconstitutional.

The judge's order issued Wednesday morning says the "supermajority vote requirement violates the simple majority provision" of the state Constitution.

The lawsuit was filed last year by two statewide education groups and a dozen Democratic state lawmakers seeking to overturn the two-thirds requirement.

I would assume Mr. Eyman will go to the State Supreme Court but this is a big win (and hopefully, for education funding).

2 comments:

mirmac1 said...
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Patrick said...

Good! I wonder what the Supremes will do with it.