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How Did Ballot Measures Fare in the Primary?

How Did Ballot Measures Fare in the Primary?

August 4, 2017 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

MRSC's Senior Communications Coordinator Steve Hawley looks at how ballot measures across the state fared in the 2017 primary election. 

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Voters Decide on Levies, Bonds, and a City Income Tax (!)

Voters Decide on Levies, Bonds, and a City Income Tax (!)

November 30, 2016 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

In the second of this 2-part series on recent ballot results, MRSC's Steve Hawley looks at levies, bonds, and an effort to institute an income tax in the city of Olympia.

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Voters Weigh In on Charter Amendments, Fireworks, Marijuana, and More

Voters Weigh In on Charter Amendments, Fireworks, Marijuana, and More

November 29, 2016 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

In the recent general election, voters got the chance to weigh in on many important issues statewide.  This post will focus on election results for city and county charter amendments, advisory votes, and other non-financial measures.

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Recapping the August Ballot Measures

Recapping the August Ballot Measures

August 30, 2016 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

This post highlights selected ballot measures from the August 2 primary election, including a sales tax to help address the opioid epidemic, large capital projects in Eastern Washington, and a police funding measure that experienced a 180-degree turnaround from last year.

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Special Election Recap: Regional Fire Agencies, Marijuana, TBDs, and More

Special Election Recap: Regional Fire Agencies, Marijuana, TBDs, and More

April 28, 2016 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

A recap of important and noteworthy local ballot measure results from the April 2016 special election.

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Voters Weigh in on Contentious Charter Changes and Initiatives

Voters Weigh in on Contentious Charter Changes and Initiatives

November 18, 2015 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

The second in a two part series breaking down ballot measures from the 2015 general election. This post focuses on charter amendments, initiatives, and other governance changes.

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Voters Support Fireworks Bans, Transportation Taxes, but Parks and Police Struggle

Voters Support Fireworks Bans, Transportation Taxes, but Parks and Police Struggle

November 10, 2015 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

The first in a two-part look at ballot measure results from the November 2015 general election.

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Ballot Measure Results from the 2015 Primary Election

Ballot Measure Results from the 2015 Primary Election

August 5, 2015 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

A roundup of the more interesting ballot measure results from the 2015 primary election.

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2014 General Election: Bonds and Levy Lid Lifts Struggle

2014 General Election: Bonds and Levy Lid Lifts Struggle

November 7, 2014 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the final election results, which were certified on November 26.
The Washington State general election results have officially been certified, so we now know the fates of all of the local ballot measures.

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MRSC Welcomes a New Web Writer

MRSC Welcomes a New Web Writer

August 14, 2014 by Steve Hawley
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It’s an exciting time to be at MRSC! We’re undergoing a lot of changes - we’ve got a new logo, some new faces, and we’re working on an extensive website redesign to make our material more user-friendly. I began working at MRSC last month as...

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