Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chamber's 2013 Election Scorecard

The Chamber scored a clean sweep of its recommended ballot issues in the November 5 general election.

Most gratifying was the rejection by Tacoma voters of Tacoma's Prop 1, a 33% increase in utility taxes for electricity, natural and cell and land phone service.

Regardless of the voters rejection of the Prop 1, all concerned recognize that Tacoma has a road issue that must be rectified.  The Chamber remains willing to work in partnership with other corroborating agencies or groups that share the goal of better roads for Tacoma.

I-517 (concerning initiative signature collection) and I-522 (regarding labeling of GMO foods), were defeated state-wide due to the educational efforts of broad coalitions of groups and individuals.

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