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State Senate approves rule change requiring a two-thirds vote to OK new taxes
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate took quick action at the start of the new legislative session, approving a rule change that would make it harder for that chamber to take action on new taxes. The rule change, filed by Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler of Ritzville, would require a two-thirds vote of the Senate for any bill that creates a new tax in order to advance to the chamber floor for a final vote.