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Eyman's initiative would slash state sales tax revenue by over 15%, not 1%. He would reduce the state component of the sales tax by one cent, from 6.5 cents to 5.5 cents. That is revenue that goes to fund the state. The Washington State legislature last year came up with an additional $1 billion to fund public education. Eyman's initiative would wipe that out and set the state back in its trying to fund public education. Eyman's proposal would reduce the revenue of the state by about $1 billion dollars.
The State Supreme Court ruled in the McCleary decision that the state has to adequately fund public education under the State Constitution.. That means some $4 billion in additional revenue for education by 2017. Eyman has no concern for adequately funding public education or anything else. Voters should not sign or support this measure if they care about educating our kids and meeting our constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education.
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