Washington state initiatives http://kplu.org en Olympia leaders eye overhaul of Washington initiatives  http://kplu.org/post/olympia-leaders-eye-overhaul-washington-initiatives%C2%A0 OLYMPIA, Wash. — Political leaders in Olympia are considering an overhaul of the state's popular initiative system, proposing a requirement that ballot measures have their own funding source. A group of lawmakers proposed a constitutional amendment Thursday. The Legislature and Gov. Chris Gregoire have expressed frustration with voter-approved measures that require hundreds of millions of dollars in spending with no way to pay the bill. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:56:00 +0000 The Associated Press 3467 at http://kplu.org 3 Wash. initiatives qualify for fall ballot http://kplu.org/post/3-wash-initiatives-qualify-fall-ballot <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Washington voters will have three initiatives to decide this year.</p><div><p>The secretary of state&#39;s office said Monday that three proposals have qualified for the ballot. Officials completed certification Monday, finding that each had well more than the 241,000 valid signatures needed to qualify.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:07:33 +0000 The Associated Press 2228 at http://kplu.org