Thursday, June 2, 2011

Did Senate mess up potential tax lawsuit script?

Yesterday we highlighted Governor Gregoire's comments where she hoped that the State Supreme Court would rule on the constitutionality of the state's 18 year old 2/3 vote restriction for tax increases. Today Tacoma News Tribune Columnist Peter Callaghan dedicates his column to teasing out the legal strategy of House Democrats in trying to gain legal standing to overturn the law through the courts versus through legislation. Callaghan quotes the attorney that last argued before the Supreme Court that the 2/3 vote requirement is unconstitutional as saying that the Democrats may have had a stronger case if the Senate had tried the same vote maneuver . . . READ MORE


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