Should Washington’s Constitution be amended to require a two-thirds vote for tax hikes? The Republican-led state Senate voted “yes” to that Friday. But supporters failed to muster the supermajority vote required to send the question to voters.
Republican budget writer Andy Hill of Redmond made the case for the higher threshold.
“I think it forces everybody to come together and make sure that when we do raise a tax it’s for a very, very good reason,” Hill said.
Democrat Reuven Carlyle of Seattle opposed the constitutional amendment.