Thursday, August 11, 2011

Price tags for initiatives now posted

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) is required to provide fiscal impact statements in the voters’ pamphlet for all initiatives on the ballot. These statements can help voters understand the cost and revenue implications of policy proposals. Legislators are provided similar information on bills considered during a legislative session.

This year there are three initiatives that qualified to appear on the November ballot:
  • 1125 is an Eyman initiative placing restrictions on tolling funding
  • 1163 would require background checks and training for long-term care workers
  • 1183 is a Costco-back liquor privatization measure
The statements for Initiatives 1125, 1163 and 1183 are now posted on the OFM website. They're worth a read.