Cheryl Kopec of Tacoma, one of our readers, asks a great question about today’s special session of the Legislature, so I thought I would share it, and my answer.
“If the State Supreme Court threw out the tax cap as unconstitutional, how is it that the legislature can implement it?” Cheryl asks. “Wouldn’t it just be challenged in court and thrown out again?”
The short answer is “No.”
The Supreme Court threw out the 1 percent tax limit of set by Initiative 747 because the sponsors of the initiative basically followed the wrong process.