Ballot measures to be debated at UW Tacoma forum
The League of Women Voters of Washington and the University of Washington Tacoma will present a review of the ballot initiatives on Wednesday, October 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. in William W. Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus. The forum is open to anyone interested.
Hear from the pro and con side on each issue and have an opportunity to ask questions of each side. Representatives from the various campaigns will give their positions; in some cases students will present the cases. The event will be moderated by Cynthia Howson, a lecturer in political science and economics in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program.
The forum will cover:
- State Advisory Vote No. 1 concerns a B&O tax deduction for certain financial institutions' interest on residential loans.
- State Advisory Vote No. 2 concerns expiration of a tax on possession of petroleum products.
- I-502 concerns marijuana.
- I-1185 concerns tax and fee increases imposed by state government.
- I-1240 authorizes the creation of public charter schools.
- Pierce County Charter Amendment 40 would require a two-thirds vote of the Pierce County Council to impose any “new Councilmanic tax”.
- Proposition 1 would raise the sales tax to support public transit.
- Referendum 74 concerns marriage for same-sex couples.
- Senate Joint Resolution 8221 would implement recommendations on adjusting the state debt limit.
- Senate Joint Resolution 8223 would remove some restrictions on investments by the UW and WSU.
This public forum is sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters and the Associated Student of the University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT).
The event is free, but registration is required. You can register online at: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/calendar/league-women-voters-ballot-issues-forum.