Synopsis: Whether plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of RCW 43.135.034, which requires supermajority legislative approval of tax increases and voter approval of tax increases that result in spending above the state limit, have standing and present a justiciable controversy, and if so, whether the statute conflicts with state constitutional provisions governing referenda and requiring a simple majority to pass most legislative measures.
Docket No. 87425-5 (from King Case No. 11-2-25185-3 SEA)
Appellant: State of Washington
(Counsel: Maureen Hart; Jeffrey Even & Allyson Zipp)
Respondent: League of Education Voters, et al.
(Counsel: Paul Lawrence; Matthew Segal; Sarah Johnson & Gregory Wong; Michele Radosevich)
Argument: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:30pm
[Source: TVW, http://tvw.org]
Audio: Washington Supreme Court
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