A Seattle group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage has filed the paperwork for a city initiative, increasing pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the city council to pass a wage increase without exemptions or delays.
Voters in Washington state overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have expanded the rights of initiative signature gatherers.
Washington voters have narrowly approved an initiative that clears the way for up to 40 charter schools to be opened in the state over the next five years.
The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Sensible Washington, a group that promotes the legalization of marijuana says it will file initiatives in six Washington cities to make prosecution for pot offenses the lowest law enforcement priority in those places.
Washington’s craft distillers are finding themselves in a state of limbo following a judge’s ruling last week that could derail the voter-approved initiative that requires the state to get out of the liquor business.
Medical marijuana patients who oppose an initiative to legalize marijuana have filed a counter initiative at the Secretary of State’s office.