State Supreme Court to hear tax-limiting case
In an order filed Thursday, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen said the court has agreed to an expedited review of the case. Several legislators and some education groups contend that it is unconstitutional to require lawmakers to have a two-thirds majority in order to raise taxes.
Voters approved the rule two years ago, and initiative promoter Tim Eyman is asking the public to renew the measure in November. A King County judge determined that the law is invalid because the state Constitution indicates that only a simple majority is needed for the passage of tax measures.
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