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Income tax, liquor privatization measures stumbling; updates on state measures

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 5 Comments »
November 2, 2010 11:46 pm

Early results posted by the Secretary of State tonight have both ballot measures seeking to privatize liquor sales failing.

Initiative 1100 (the one backed by Costco) is trailing by nearly 4 points; while Initiative 1105 is getting bombed — down by more than 25 percentage points as of this writing.

In other results for ballot measures:

Tim Eyman‘s I-1053, which seeks to impose a two-thirds majority vote by the Legislature to authorize tax raises, is winning easily.

I-1082, the BIAW-backed measure that seeks to require employers to buy private industrial insurance, is failing big.

Voters are saying no — in a big way — to I-1098, the Bill Gates Sr.-backed high-earners income tax measure.

I-1107, the measure to repeal the so-called “candy tax” enacted to fill the state’s budget hole, is coasting toward victory.

And Referendum 52, the measure seeking to authorize bonds to finance energy efficient construction and repairs in public schools, is getting beaten. Badly.

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