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Citizen initiatives become law

‘It just opens the doors to a lot of crimes’

The Washington Legislature passed three citizen initiatives in the waning days of the session — I-2111, which prohibits the state, counties, cities and other local jurisdictions from imposing or collecting income taxes, I-2081, a parental bill of rights relating to their children’s public school education and I-2113, which lifts restrictions on police pursuits.

Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, celebrated the “historic victories,” in a post on the social media site X.

While he was happy about the outcome, Couture was frustrated about the limited testimony at the police pursuit initiative hearing F...


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