The ballots have been mailed. The decisions are in your hands.
Next Tuesday, the votes will be counted. (OK, this is Washington, they may be counting them for a while.) This year, we’re particularly interested in two statewide initiatives with fiscal consequences.
Here’s how they appear on your ballot:
Initiative Measure No. 1631 concerns pollution.
This measure would charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts, under oversight of a public board.
Initiative Measure No. 1634 concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption.
This measure would prohibit new or increased local taxes, fees, or assessments on raw or processed foods or beverages (with exceptions), or ingredients thereof, unless effective by January 15, 2018, or generally applicable.
Here’s a link to the Secretary of State’s voters guide with more information on these measures (and a lot more).
What do you think? Are these measures right for Washington today? Let us know