Here in Washington voters just passed a measure reducing car tabs to $30 and prohibiting any tax increases without voter approval. The politicians are now scrambling to fill the holes in their revenue projections. Interesting note in today's paper:
House Co-Speaker Clyde Ballard, R-East Wenatchee, sees no emergency. He said that while some state aid might be necessary, I-695's passage is an opportunity to advance some of the GOP's goals that have been stymied during the Locke administration. Some suggestions included privatizing prisons, liquor sales and janitorial services.