Supermajority http://nwpr.org en Supermajority Ruling Is Personal Defeat For Fiery Initiative Activist http://nwpr.org/post/supermajority-ruling-personal-defeat-fiery-initiative-activist <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022813AJ_Eyman_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the two-thirds requirement for tax hikes is a personal defeat for initiative activist Tim Eyman. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:20:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23569 at http://nwpr.org Supermajority Ruling Is Personal Defeat For Fiery Initiative Activist Education Groups Hail Supermajority Ruling http://nwpr.org/post/education-groups-hail-supermajority-ruling <p>Education groups led the charge to strike down the two-thirds vote requirement to raise taxes in the Washington state Legislature. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:17:27 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 23568 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Tosses Out Supermajority Tax Vote Requirement http://nwpr.org/post/washington-supreme-court-tosses-out-supermajority-tax-vote-requirement <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022813AJ_SuperMajority_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington Democrats say it’s a victory for democracy. Republicans call it a defeat for taxpayers. In a major decision Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court tossed out the state’s two-thirds </span>supermajority<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> requirement for raising taxes. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23544 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Tosses Out Supermajority Tax Vote Requirement Washington High Court Expected To Rule On Supermajority Votes For Tax Hikes http://nwpr.org/post/washington-high-court-expected-rule-supermajority-votes-tax-hikes <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022713AJ_Jenkins-DEBRIEF_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday in a case that challenges the two-thirds requirement for tax hikes. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 01:22:51 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23468 at http://nwpr.org Washington High Court Expected To Rule On Supermajority Votes For Tax Hikes Washington Lawmakers Consider Enshrining Supermajority Votes For Tax Hikes http://nwpr.org/post/washington-lawmakers-consider-enshrining-supermajority-votes-tax-hikes-0 <p></p><p>The Washington Supreme Court is expected to rule any week now on the constitutionality of supermajority votes for tax hikes. Meanwhile, Tuesday the budget committee in the Washington Senate took testimony on a proposal to enshrine that two-thirds threshold in the state constitution. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:02:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23402 at http://nwpr.org Washington Lawmakers Consider Enshrining Supermajority Votes For Tax Hikes Wash. Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Overturn Supermajority For Taxes http://nwpr.org/post/wash-democratic-lawmakers-seek-overturn-supermajority-taxes <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington voters consistently send Democratic majorities to the statehouse. But four times over the past 20 years they&rsquo;ve also voted to require a supermajority of the legislature to raise taxes. Most recently, in 2010. Now a group of Democratic lawmakers and their allies are challenging the constitutionality of that two-thirds rule. Oral arguments are scheduled for March 9th. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins previews the case. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:41:22 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3877 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Democratic Lawmakers Seek To Overturn Supermajority For Taxes