Law
5:07 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

3 Wash. initiatives qualify for fall ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters will have three initiatives to decide this year.

The secretary of state'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.

The initiatives will revisit issues that voters have previously addressed. Costco and allies are returning with a new liquor privatization plan, a year after voters rejected a different one. Tim Eyman is pushing a plan to limit how the state can set highway tolls. Another group is pushing a proposal to re-instate background checks for long-term care workers.