Gregoire on 2/3 vote requirement for tax increases
Earlier this week I asked spokespeople for both Governor Gregoire and Senator Rossi if they support a 2/3 vote requirement for tax increases and if yes, would they support placing them in the constitution like was done with the rainy day reserve from I-601.
Though I haven't received an official response yet from the candidates, Governor Gregoire was on the Dori Monson show today (KIRO 710) and was asked the same question.
Here was the tail end of their exchange on this issue:
Dori: "Yes or no, do you support the 2/3 legislative majority for tax increases?"
Gregoire: “I think it’s a moot issue because I think it [tax increases] ought to go to a vote of the people.”
The full interview is worth listening to. Discussion about the budget deficit starts at 12:50 of the interview (audio here). The exchange on the 2/3 requirement for tax increases starts at 21:22 on the audio link.
I'll post the official responses from Governor Gregoire and Senator Rossi once I receive them.